Haygood, a native of East Texas, graduated from Airline High School in Bossier City, LA and went on to become a four-year starter as a middle infielder for Louisiana Tech from 2001-05. The four-year letter-winner continues to rank second in school history for doubles in a season, as he totaled 20 as a senior for the Bulldogs. In his playing days with the Bulldogs, Haygood led the team in stolen bases (21), runs (49), at bats (233) and games played (58) as a junior, while leading LA Tech in runs (41), doubles (20) and triples (2) in his senior season.
After completing his collegiate career at Louisiana Tech, Haygood went on to play two years of professional baseball with Shreveport and El Paso in the American Association League.
He has earned a bachelor degree in Kinesiology & Health Promotions and a master degree in Sport Administration from Louisiana Tech, as well as a master degree in Exercise Physiology from UT Arlington.
Prior to starting W Sports, Haygood was an assistant coach at Alabama A&M University, Louisiana Tech University, and a graduate assistant for UT Arlington from 2011-2015. He also spent two season as an assistant coach for Loyola College Prep in Shreveport from 2010-11.