Men's Basketball: Haynes inducted into Porterville College Hall of Fame

Men's Basketball: Haynes inducted into Porterville College Hall of Fame

PC men's basketball head coach and former Pirate student-athlete Rob Haynes was recently inducted into the Porterville College Hall of Fame. Haynes, the athletic hall of fame inductee, joined distinguished alumni inductee Virginia Gurrola as part of the 2017 class. The seventh annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Feb. 25 at the River Island Country Club in Porterville.

Originally from New York, Haynes came to California to play basketball at City College of San Francisco in 2001. But an injury early in the year forced him to miss the season and return home.

But in 2003, Haynes found his way to Porterville to suit up for the Pirates and former head coach Scott Elitelgeorge. During his freshman season, Haynes was honored by the Central Valley Conference and named to the All-CVC team, All-Defensive team, and was named Co-Freshman of the Year as he averaged 13 points, eight rebounds, and three assists per game.

As a sophomore, Haynes led the conference in rebounding and was once again named to the CVC All-Defensive team.

A two-year team captain for the Pirates, Haynes signed a full scholarship to continue his academic and athletic career at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Haynes played one season at CSU-Pueblo before enrolling at Chapman University where he earned his bachelor's degree in liberal studies. He went on to receive his master's degree in kinesiology and physical education from Fresno Pacific University.

Haynes returned to PC to serve as an assistant coach in 2011 and in 2013 was named head coach of the Pirates. He just completed his fourth season at Porterville as head coach and led the Pirates to a fourth-place Central Valley Conference finish.