Assistant Coach Mike Haydon enters his third season assisting with the men's tennis team at Ventura College in 2020. His first year, he helped lea the Pirates to a 14-2 overall record and an appearance in the Southern California Regional Championship. VC was 8-0 in Western State Conference play as well. Last season VC was 13-5 (6-2) with an appearance in the SoCal Regional Playoffs.
Coach Haydon has also been an assistant football coach for the Pirates for five seasons, the last three as Defensive Coordinator. During his tenure at VC, the Pirates have won four SCFA Northern Conference titles and advanced to the CCCAA State Championship in 2018.
Haydon came to VC after spending five seasons coaching football at Feather River College in Quincy, Calif. He also spent two years as the graduate assistant for the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Haydon graduated from Allen Park High School in Allen Park, MI and was a three sport athlete. He competed in football, basketball and baseball. He played cornerback and earned all-league, and all-region honors his senior year. He then moved on to Defiance College to continue his football career. At Defiance he started all 40 games in his career. He earned all-league honors as a cornerback, safety, and linebacker. Haydon was a part of a defense that ranked in the top five nationally in total defense, run defense, and pass defense. While finishing his degree Haydon served as the running back coach for Defiance in the 2007 season.