DeAndre Haynes, a former Mid-American Conference Player of the Year at Kent State who played professionally for six years and served as a Division I assistant coach for the past five seasons, has been hired as an assistant coach at Illinois State, head coach Dan Muller announced Tuesday.
Haynes most recently worked as an assistant coach at Toledo on head coach Tod Kowalczyk’s staff during the 2016-17 season following four years as an assistant at his alma mater – Kent State – on head coach Rob Senderoff’s staff from 2012-16.
“I’m extremely excited to add DeAndre to our staff,” Muller said. “DeAndre was a high-level player in college who played professionally for a number of years and will bring experience and knowledge to our players, specifically our guards. He has already coached under two terrific coaches and is hungry and eager to continue to learn. DeAndre, Tierra and their sons will be a great addition to our community and our program, and I can’t wait to begin working with him.”