Andrew Hayes-Stoker is in his second season as a 49ers defensive quality control coach. He joined the 49ers after spending the previous five seasons (2016-20) as the wide receivers coach at the University of Illinois.
Hayes-Stoker and the 49ers defense ranked third in the NFL in 2021, allowing 310.0 total yards per game. San Francisco also was sixth in the NFL, surrendering 206.5 passing yards per game. The Niners forced 22 fumbles on defense in 2021, the most in the NFL and the most in a single season by the 49ers since 1994.
The 2020 Fighting Illini averaged 349.0 total yards per game as WR Josh Imatorbhebhe led the team with 22 receptions for 297 yards and three touchdowns. In 2019, Hayes-Stoker helped Illinois reach the 2019 Redbox Bowl held at Levi's Stadium, marking the school's first trip to a bowl game in five years. Illinois averaged 26.7 points per game that season, as Imatorbhebhe finished the season with 33 catches for 634 yards and nine touchdowns. His nine touchdown receptions were the second-most in Illinois history. Hayes-Stoker helped Illinois offense move up 64 spots nationally in total yards per game average (408.7) in 2018. In his second year at Illinois in 2017, Hayes-Stoker coached freshman WR Ricky Smalling, who finished the season with 33 receptions for 406 yards and five touchdowns, becoming the fourth true freshman in program history to lead the Illini in receiving yards. In 2016, he helped WR Malik Turner lead the team in receptions (48), receiving yards (712) and receiving touchdowns (six). Turner's six touchdown receptions ranked seventh in the Big Ten that season.
Hayes-Stoker joined Illinois after two seasons (2014-15) as the wide receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 2015 Buccaneers wide receivers were led by second-year player WR Mike Evans. Evans finished the season with 74 receptions for 1,206 yards (16.3 average) and three touchdowns. His 1,206 receiving yards ranked 11th in the NFL and fifth in the NFC that season.
In 2014, Hayes-Stoker coached multiple record-breaking performances from Buccaneers wide receivers. As a rookie, Evans recorded 68 receptions for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. His 12 receiving touchdowns were a franchise record and tied for the fourth-most in the NFL that season, while tying for the third-most by a rookie since the 1970. Evans' 1,051 receiving yards were the second-most ever by a Buccaneers rookie and the ninth-most by a rookie since the merger. He became one of 15 rookies to break the 1,000-yard receiving mark during that time span. WR Vincent Jackson finished the season with a team-high 70 receptions for 1,002 yards and two touchdowns. Evans and Jackson became the first Buccaneers teammates to each have 1,000-or-more receiving yards in the same season.
Prior to his time in Tampa Bay, Hayes-Stoker spent the 2013 season at Florida International University as running backs coach. He first entered the NFL after spending seven seasons under Lovie Smith with the Chicago Bears as a football operations assistant (2006-09), offensive quality control coach (2010-11) and the offensive assistant/wide receivers coach (2012). Hayes-Stoker began his coaching career as an offensive quality control graduate assistant at Texas A&M (2005) after spending 2004 as a recruiting assistant at his alma mater, Texas Christian University.
A native of Arlington, TX, Hayes-Stoker played running back at TCU (1999-2002), where he was a two-time team captain and earned All-American academic honors. He graduated from the school with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in education.