Year Inducted: 1979
Schools / Organizations: (Bureau) Junction High School
Wyanet Grade School
Annawan Grade School
Biography: Bernal Hayes was a coach, principal, and teacher for 41 years in the Princeton area. From 1927-35 he coached at Bureau’s Junction High School producing a 32-2 team. From 1935-51 Bernal served as coach and principal at Wyanet Grade School producing many Bureau County championship teams. From 1952-59, he coached at Annawan Grade School. During that span, Hayes coached three undefeated teams. These players went on to form some of Annawan High School’s greatest teams. Bernal died coaching his team in a game at Erie on December 10, 1959.