|Cleveland Networking Lunch
Featured Speaker: Paul J. Haynes, '93, Head Football Coach
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Cleveland City Club
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Join alumni and friends of Kent State University for our quarterly Cleveland Alumni Networking Luncheon.
Cost per ticket is $15 for alumni association members and $20 for non-members, which includes a buffet lunch. Limited seating is available.
Please park in the parking deck off of Prospect and East 8th. Please bring your parking stub to the City Club for validation and discount.
The RSVP deadline is Monday, June 3.
Can't make it to the luncheon? Watch a live video stream of the event here. Viewers will also have the opportunity to ask Coach Haynes questions.
About Paul Haynes, '93, head football coach
Paul Haynes was named Kent State University’s 21st head football coach on Dec. 18, 2012. Coach Haynes returned to his alma mater 25 years after he walked on to play football at Kent State as a college freshman.
Coach Haynes spent last season as the defensive coordinator at Arkansas. He also served as the secondary coach for the Razorbacks. Haynes spent the previous seven seasons at Ohio State, serving as the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach in 2011 and as defensive backs coach from 2005-10. Nine of the defensive backs Haynes coached at Ohio State were selected in the 2006-12 NFL Drafts, including first rounders Donte Whitner and Malcom Jenkins. He also worked at Michigan State as defensive backs coach from 2003-04, and at Louisville, as defensive backs coach in 2002.
This is Haynes' second homecoming at Kent State. After coaching Kent State's defensive backs in 1999, Haynes was promoted to assistant head coach and safeties coach in 2000. Haynes then moved on to the NFL in 2001, spending one season as the defensive quality control coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Haynes' coaching career also includes stops at Northern Iowa (running backs and secondary, 1997-98), Ferris State (defensive backs, 1995-96), Bowling Green (graduate assistant, 1994) and St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus (assistant coach, 1993). Known as "Ice" during his playing days, Haynes played four years for the Golden Flashes. As a freshman, he led the team in interceptions during Kent State's 7-4 season under Glen Mason. As a sophomore, Haynes led the team with 116 tackles. He ended his career with 440 tackles, a total that ranks seventh in Kent State history.
Prior to enrolling at Kent State, Haynes earned three letters in football at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, including one during the team's 1985 state championship season. He also made OHSAA state tournament appearances in both basketball and track, earning four track letters and two basketball monograms.