Kent State fires Haynes after five losing seasons

Kent State fired football coach Paul Haynes after five losing seasons, including a 2-10 record in 2017.

Haynes contract will not be renewed, the school said in a statement Wednesday. The Golden Flashes lost to Akron on Tuesday night.

Haynes won only 14 games and lost 45 as the Golden Flashes never posted a Mid-American Conference record better than in 2013 (3-5) since he was hired in 2013. Haynes won nine MAC games and lost 30.

A former Ohio State assistant coach who also had stops at Louisville, Haynes was a walk-on defensive back at Kent State.

He took a two-game medical leave in August to undergo prostate cancer treatment.

Kent State became the ninth FBS program to make a coaching change since the start of the 2017 season.

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