The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Paul Haynes as the team's new defensive quality control coach. He replaces Lane Kiffin, who is now the tight ends coach at Southern California.
Haynes, 31, will assist the defensive coaching staff in all aspects of game preparation, including scouting reports, opponent breakdown and writing the playbook.
"It has always been a dream of mine to coach in the NFL, so this is a great opportunity for me," said Haynes. "But, more important, there's a lot of good football people on the Jaguars' staff, so I will be able to learn a lot while being able to contribute everything I can."
He joins the Jaguars from Kent State, where he was the assistant head coach/safeties coach. He was the school's secondary coach in 1990 and '91. He spent the 1997 and '98 seasons at Northern Iowa, where he coached running backs and the secondary. Prior to that, Haynes was the secondary coach at Fresno State in 1995 and '96, a graduate assistant coach at Bowling Green in 1994, and an assistant coach at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio in 1993.
Haynes played safety at Kent State from 1987 to '90, earning a scholarship after walking on. He was team captain as a senior and second-team All-Conference as a junior and senior. He earned a bachelor's degree from Kent State in criminal justice and attended graduate school in guidance and counseling at Bowling Green. He is a native of Columbus, Ohio.