Hayden serves as the Facility Director and SBG Sox Youth Director in Mobile AL. A graduate of Alma Bryant High School, he played Alabama Southern CC before transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2017 and played 3 seasons. He joined the SBG Sox coaching and training staff in 2019 in Hattiesburg, and transferred to the Gulf Coast upon taking an assistant coaching position at Pascagoula High School. He was a head coach for the SBG Sox and Pitching Coordinator in the Pascagoula facility before taking the Facility Director position in Mobile AL in January 2024.