Coty Hays was born in Missouri, in the small town of Bolivar. Coty and his dad spent lots of time fishing on Pomme de Terre Lake. In high school he was very active in sports, such as basketball, football, and golf. Coty played tight end and right outside linebacker and still holds the Boliver high school record for the longest touchdown pass to a tight end 97 yards. As a freshman his high school golf team took first place in Class 3A competition for best average score. Coty says golf is fun but its also calming and gives him time to be by himself. In 2004, he moved to the Lake Ozark area and earned his diploma from Camdenton High School. After high school Coty was employed by Old Kinderhook as an assistant golf professional working in the Pro Shop and occasionally giving golf lessons. Coty continues college classes and is pursuing a degree in Hotel and Casino management. Coty wants to manage a large company and loves the fast paced environment. He says he feels like thats where he belongs and eventually would like to live and manage a casino in Las Vegas, Florida, Texas, or Arizona.
Coty has a daughter and two sons and currently resides in Lake Ozark, Missouri. For fun, he enjoys movies; playing golf; video games; basketball and swimming. Spring is his favorite time of year because winter is over and its not too hot and not too cold. Its also the prime time for hunting turkey and deer. Coty likes to bow hunt and plans to go elk hunting in Colorado some day.
Coty came to Calo in September of 2007 and is a lead residential coach. He enjoys knowing every day that he has helped in making a difference for the students at Calo. As a person who overcame many obstacles himself as a teen, he takes pride in knowing he is a part of helping teens overcome their obstacles and leaving their future wide open for great possibilities.