Paul Haynes joined the Badgers in 2023. Last year he coached in Minnesota but coached with Luke Fickell at Ohio State previously. So who is Paul Haynes? Let’s take a closer look and get to know the Badgers’ cornerbacks coach.
Who Is Paul Haynes? Facts About The Badgers Coach
- As a multiple sport standout at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Haynes was a three-year letter winner in football, leading the team to the 1985 state championship.
- Haynes played at Kent State, walking on in the fall of 1987 and going on to lead the team in interceptions as a freshman.
- He also has collegiate coaching experience at Arkansas (2012), Ohio State (2005-2011), Louisville (2002), Kent State (1999-2000), Northern Iowa (1997-98), Ferris State (1995-96) and Bowling Green (1994).
- In 2018, Haynes mentored a secondary that helped Michigan State rank No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring defense (17.2 ppg) and ranked No. 10 overall in the FBS.
- Haynes also worked with UW defensive coordinator Mike Tressel at Michigan State from 2018-19.
Paul Haynes’ Age And Personal Life
Haynes is 53 years old. He is married to his wife Danita and they have four children together, Jordyn, Kennedy, Rose, and Tarron.
Where Is Paul Haynes From?
Haynes is originally from Columbus, Ohio. He went to St. Francis DeSales High School before attending Kent State. He then entered the coaching realm and was the head coach at Kent State from 2013-2017. He then bounced around the Big Ten before ending up in Madison.
Paul Haynes Coaching Experience
|1994||Bowling Green||Graduate Assistant|
|1995-1996||Ferris State||Defensive Backs|
|1997-1998||Northern Iowa||Running Backs/Defensive Backs|
|1999||Kent State||Defensive Backs|
|2000||Kent State||Associate Head Coach/Safeties|
|2001||Jacksonville Jaguars||Defensive Quality Control|
|2003-2004||Michigan State||Defensive Backs|
|2005-2010||Ohio State||Defensive Backs|
|2011||Ohio State||Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties|
|2012||Arkansas||Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs|
|2013-2017||Kent State||Head Coach|
|2018-2019||Michigan State||Defensive Backs|
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