Men’s Coaches

Keyon Boyd – Head Coach

Coach Boyd is a native of Marietta, Georgia, and is a graduate of Marietta High School. While at Marietta, he played basketball earning two consecutive Cobb County player of the year awards, all state awards, and playing in the Tennessee/Georgia All-Star game. Coach Boyd played basketball at Tennessee Tech University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He has also earned his Master’s degree in Special Education from The University of the Southwest.

Coach Boyd’s coaching career began in 2006 as the JV Head Coach and Varsity assistant at Cass High School with Coach Ed Riddle. He accumulated a JV record of 12-4 that year. From 2007-2008 he coached alongside of Ty Phillips at Roswell High School as the varsity assistant coach. 2008-2018 Coach Boyd continued his coaching career at Hillgrove High with Ed Morris where he was an assistant for the varsity boys team. While at Hillgrove High coach Boyd help lead the Varsity boys team to the state playoffs every year while at Hillgrove which included a state championship appearance, several elite 8 and sweet 16 appearances. Coach Boyd has also helped several players reach there goal playing on the next level in college. He has over 10 years of coaching experience. Coach Boyd is truly honored to be apart of the Hiram High family and basketball program. This is Coach Boyd’s first year as the Hiram Hornets Head Basketball Coach.

Coach Boyd have three kids, Jaya (4), Joelle (7) and Jay (13)

Michael Ruth – Varsity Assistant Coach>

Michael Ruth is a native of Long Island, NY and graduated from Riverhead High School. Played all 4 years of High School as a Varsity player scoring over 1,200 points during High School career. Recognized as USA Today Honorable Mention All American, member of the All Long Island Team in 1995, and Class B Long Island Champion. Continued collegiate career playing Division II Basketball at Suffolk Community College and transferring to Clayton College and State University. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration.

Derrick Crosby – 9th Grade Coach/ Varsity Assistant

Derrick Crosby is from Atlanta, Ga. He is married and has two daughters. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1996. After college, Coach Crosby began his coaching career as an Assistant Football Coach and JV Basketball Coach in Claxton, Ga. After two years in Claxton, Coach Crosby moved to Baxley, Ga., where he coached football, basketball, track and cross country. Coach Crosby has been at Hiram High School since 2002. Along with being the 9th grade basketball coach this year, he will also coach Track and Field for the school.

Willie Howell – JV Coach/Varsity Assistant

Kathy Vaughn – Academic Advisor

Ms. Vaughn recently retired after 40 years of service as an educator.  She has taught at Washington High School, Washington, Indiana and R. L. Osborne High School, Marietta, Georgia.  She holds her bachelor’s degree from Oakland City University, in Oakland City, Indiana. She received her master’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

She has worked with the boys’ basketball programs at Osborne High School and Hiram High School as an academic advisor since 2001.