Paul Haynes
Paul  Haynes

Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Alma Mater:
Kent State '92


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Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
High School: DeSales High School
College: Kent State University
Years in Coaching: 14
Wife: Danita
Children: Jordyn, Tarron, Kennedy Rose

Coaching Assignments

2005-Present Defensive Backs Ohio State University
2003-2004 Defensive Backs Michigan State University
2002 Defensive Backs University of Louisville
2001 Quality Control Jacksonville Jaguars
1999-2000 Assistant Head Coach, Secondary Kent State University
1997-1998 Running Backs, Secondary University of Northern Iowa
1995-1996 Defensive Backs Ferris State University
1994 Graduate Assistant Bowling Green State University

Paul Haynes is in his sixth season at Ohio State. A native of Columbus and a graduate of DeSales High School, Haynes is in charge of the Buckeyes' safeties.

Haynes walked on at Kent State University in the fall of 1987 and went on to play four years of football for the Golden Flashes. As a freshman, he led the team in interceptions. As a sophomore, he led the team with 116 tackles. After missing the 1989 campaign with a knee injury, he started his final two years and wound up his career as the seventh leading tackler in Kent State history with 440 stops. He played for three different head coaches at Kent - Glen Mason, Dick Crum and Pete Cordelli.

After coaching stops at Bowling Green, Ferris State, Northern Iowa, Kent State, Louisville, Michigan State and the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, in the spring of 2005, Haynes eagerly accepted a position with Jim Tressel at Ohio State as coach of the Buckeyes' safeties. He and Taver Johnson were finalists for's 2009 defensive back coach of the year award.

Haynes received the Msgr. Berendt/Patrick Rossetti Alumni Award of Distinction from DeSales High School in May, 2009. Paul and his wife, Danita, who graduated from Florida A&M with an education degree, have three children: Jordyn, Tarron and Kennedy Rose.