SEATTLE (AP) Jim Hayford built Whitworth into a powerhouse at the Division III level during his tenure. He turned Eastern Washington into a perennial contender in the Big Sky Conference in his first foray into Division I as a head coach.
When Seattle came about 10 days ago asking if he had any interest in the Redhawks opening, Hayford saw another opportunity to be a creator.
"I wanted a new challenge. I love building programs and I think a great foundation has been laid here," Hayford said. "I now want to partner my life and my energy ... into bringing Seattle U to the NCAA Tournament."