After leading the program for five seasons, FootballScoop has learned that head coach Paul Haynes has been let go.

Haynes was 14-45 leading the program, including a 2-10 mark this season. Those two wins for the Golden Flashes came over FCS Howard, and MAC opponent Miami. In league play, Haynes was 9-30.

Last night, the Golden Flashes dropped a hard fought battle to Akron 24-14 and the analysts in the booth talked about the Kent State program having just two winning seasons in the last 30 years.

Before becoming the head coach at his alma mater, Haynes was a very successful coach on the defensive side of the ball, including stints at Arkansas and Ohio State as the defensive coordinator and co-defensive coordinator, respectfully. His past stops include Michigan State, Louisville, Kent State, Northern Iowa (FCS), Ferris State (D-II – MI), and Bowling Green and one year in the NFL as a defensive quality control coach with the Jaguars in 2001.

The opening marks the 9th open job at the FBS level, and the first in the MAC.

Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

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