Paul Haynes (American football)

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Paul Haynes
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Kent State
Conference MAC
Record 9–26
Biographical details
Born (1969-07-11) July 11, 1969 (age 47)
Columbus, Ohio
Playing career
1987–1991 Kent State
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993 St. Francis DeSales HS (Assistant)
1994 Bowling Green (GA)
1995–1996 Ferris State (DB)
1997-1998 Northern Iowa (RB/DB)
1999 Kent State (DB)
2000 Kent State (AHC/S)
2001 Jacksonville Jaguars (DQC)
2002 Louisville (DB)
2003–2004 Michigan State (DB)
2005–2010 Ohio State (DB)
2011 Ohio State (Co-DC/S)
2012 Arkansas (DC/DB)
2013–present Kent State
Head coaching record
Overall 9–26

Paul Haynes (born July 11, 1969) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Kent State University, a position he has held since December 2012. Haynes previously served as an assistant coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels for 20 years, including stints as defensive coordinator at Ohio State University and the University of Arkansas. Prior to his coaching career, he was a four-year letterman as a defensive back at Kent State between 1987 and 1991.

Coaching career[edit]

Haynes was named the 21st head football coach at Kent State University on December 18, 2012.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Kent State Golden Flashes (Mid-American Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Kent State 4–8 3–5 5th (East)
2014 Kent State 2–9 1–6 7th (East)
2015 Kent State 3–9 2–6 T–5th (East)
Kent State: 9–26 6–17
Total: 9–26
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


  1. ^ Associated Press (December 18, 2012). "Paul Haynes introduced at Kent State, as No. 25 Golden Flashes prepare for bowl game". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 

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