Dec 23, 2008

Mike Haywood Miami (OH) New Head Coach

Per Joe Schaad at ESPN, Mike Haywood is the new Head Coach at Miami of Ohio. I'll have more later.

Miami of Ohio will name Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood as its head coach on Tuesday, sources familiar with the situation said.

The hiring of Haywood will bring the number of African-American football coaches in the Bowl Championship Subdivision to six of 119 programs. He will succeed Shane Montgomery, who resigned last month.

According to two sources close to Haywood, he has agreed to contract terms with the university.

The RedHawks were 17-31 during Montgomery's four seasons as head coach and went 2-10 this season.

Haywood will join Turner Gill at Buffalo, Randy Shannon at Miami, Fla., Mike Locksley at New Mexico, Kevin Sumlin at Houston and Ron English at Eastern Michigan as the only black coaches in college football's top tier.

Haywood, a Notre Dame graduate, had been offensive coordinator for the Fighting Irish since 2005. He previously worked as an assistant at Texas, LSU, Ball State, Ohio University, Army and Minnesota. In 2005, he was named NCAA Division 1-A assistant coach of the year by the American Football Coaches Association.

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN


SubwayDomer26 said...

The MAC is making a statement about the hiring of black head coaches.

Dekom said...

Wishing Haywood the best.

Anonymous said...

The MAC is making a comment that they are not accepting mediocrity and have shaken down the dead weight. Ball State could have beat ND this year and Toledo beat Michigan. Maybe the Irish should get some strength and make the same changes. Mike Haywood is a great coach and has been tortured for years coaching under Weis. Let's see Miami beat ND in 2 years if they keep Weis who can't motivate even himself to get on a treadmill or keep his entitled players like Mike Golic away from the booze!

bronzedshoe said...

Great news all around! Congrats to him.