Report: Michigan hires DeAndre Haynes for assistant coaching position

Dylan Burkhardt

According to reports, Michigan has hired DeAndre Haynes to fill one of two open assistant coaching vacancies.

The Michigan Insider’s Josh Henschke first reported the news and Nike Scout Vince Baldwin also tweeted a mention.

Haynes was hired by Illinois State in May and previously coached at Toledo (2016-17) and Kent State (2012-16). He was named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year at Kent State and played professionally for six years in Belgium, Hungary, Germany and Finland.

Haynes is 33 years old and is a native of Detroit, MI, and played high school basketball at Detroit Southwestern. Like fellow assistant coach Saddi Washington, Haynes should bring strong recruiting ties to Michigan while his time at Kent State and Toledo should also help him recruit the state of Ohio.

Haynes was a 6-foot-2 guard and holds the career record at Kent State for assists, meaning he’d most likely work primarily with the guards at Michigan.

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  • Champswest

    Welcome aboard. Good to have this slot filled. Now, hit the recruiting trail.

  • rlcBlue

    It must be frustrating to be an AD or head coach at a mid-major. Illinois State had him for all of two months, now they have to start looking again.

    Who’s got it better than us?

    • Reminds me of the LaVal Jordan situation at WMU. He had just taken the job and then Michigan came along. Steve Hawkins was pretty furious.

      • Mchlvnstn

        Kinda, but LaVel Jordan was hired to replace Bacari Alexander at WMU. I thought that was more of the reason Hawkins was mad

    • John Billington

      I think Michigan loses more coaches than the average mid major, JMO.

  • malcolm bolt

    Dylan, I know the news was just announced today, but is there any M.O. or particular specialty from Coach Haynes?

    Any word on the street if he brings a defensive specialization or any particular Xs and Os in strategy other than being guard oriented and having strong Ohio roots?

    • He’s very young obviously so I’m not sure that he has quite a reputation yet in terms of Xs and Os or anything like that. I think his ability as a player/point guard speaks to what his strength would be.

      • malcolm bolt

        Thanks for the insight DB. I find this to be an interesting hire, keeping a young core of assistants. Belein, as he is known to be, went against the projections of the Wolverine sports media. Haynes was never listed on the short list of,,,

  • bobohle

    I am surprised nobody has mentioned the departure of M Dir of BBall Operations Waleed Samaha announced soon after the Haynes hiring.

  • Mark Worthley

    The only thing that matters is whether he can recruit.

    • bobohle


  • Vandy54

    Your absolutely right Mark. X’s and O’s mean nothing against top quality comp. without talent!!! We need to start recruiting like Michigan of the 80’s and early 90’s to be able to hang with the big boys.