Conway Hayman

Conway Holmes Hayman (January 9, 1949 – March 7, 2020)[1] was an American football player and coach. He played offensive line in college and professionally and later became a collegiate head football coach.

Conway Hayman
Biographical details
Born(1949-01-09)January 9, 1949
Newark, Delaware
DiedMarch 7, 2020(2020-03-07) (aged 71)
La Porte, Texas
Playing career
1975–1980Houston Oilers
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1983Prairie View A&M (OC)
1984–1987Prairie View A&M
1988Florida A&M (OL)
1989Texas Southern (OC)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
Delaware Sports Hall of Fame (1986)

Playing careerEdit

University of DelawareEdit

Hayman was a lineman at the University of Delaware in Newark where he played from 1968 through the 1970 seasons. Hayman's Blue Hens garnered three consecutive Lambert Cup titles, three straight Boardwalk Bowl wins, and two straight Middle Atlantic Conference championships. Hayman was a consensus first team All-American and All-East selection at offensive guard in 1970 and was a two-time All-MAC selection. From his accomplishments at Delaware, Hayman was inducted into the state of Delaware Sports Hall of Fame.[2] Hayman was the second athlete from the school to play in the NFL.[3]

Houston OilersEdit

Hayman was drafted in the sixth round with 141st overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and subsequently traded to the Houston Oilers.[4] He played for six seasons with the Oilers, appearing in a total of 77 regular season games.[5] He

Coaching careerEdit

Prairie View A&MEdit

Hayman was the 15th head football at the Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, serving for four seasons, from 1983 to 1986, and compiling a record of 5–36.[6][7]

Assistant coachingEdit

Hayman served as an assistant at Texas Southern University and Florida A&M University.[2]


In 1986 the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inducted Hayman.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Prairie View A&M Panthers (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (1984–1987)
1984 Prairie View A&M 0–11 0–7 8th
1985 Prairie View A&M 2–9 0–7 8th
1986 Prairie View A&M 3–8 1–6 8th
1987 Prairie View A&M 0–3–1
Prairie View A&M: 5–31–1
Total: 5–31–1


  1. ^ "Conway Holmes Hayman obituary". March 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b University of Delaware Athletic Hall of Fame Archived March 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Conway Hayman
  3. ^ The Great Delaware Sports Book By Doug Gelbert
  4. ^ Pro Football Reference Conway Hayman
  5. ^ Archived February 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Conway Haymen NFL Stats
  6. ^ Prairie View A&M University coaching records Archived January 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University Directory". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011.