BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44 SPORTS) - Longtime SU employee Michael Haynes, best known throughout the university community as "Sweet," died early Monday morning at the age of 50. Haynes career at Southern spanned nearly three decades in various campus agencies including, Custodial Services, the Comptroller's Office, the Department of Special Eduation and Residential Life.
Funeral arrangements had not been finalized at the time of this release but are tentatively scheduled for this weekend.
Haynes is most notably recognized for his tireless commitment to the Southern University Athletics Department as a volunteer working closely under the supervision of SU Equipment Manager Derek Price. Haynes assisted with the daily practice and gameday preparation for football and men's basketball.
A member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Scotlandville, Haynes is survived by his wife, Evelyn, two daughters (Theresa and Christana), and one son (Michael Haynes, Jr).
Haynes received his bachelor's and master's degree from Southern University and was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.