Kent State has hired Paul Haynes as its new head football coach.
Haynes spent this past season as the former defensive coordinator at Arkansas.
Haynes, 43, was also an assistant coach at Ohio State, Michigan State, Louisville, Kent State, Northern Iowa, Ferris State and Bowling Green. He served as a quality control coach on the staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Haynes played defensive back at Kent State in the late 1980's.
He served as the Golden Flashes assistant head coach from 1999-2000.
Kent State is expected to introduce Haynes at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Haynes replaces Darrell Hazell who took the head coaching job at Purdue University.