Brian Haines returns to the Bobcats for his seventh season at Ohio and his third as the team's special team's coordinator. In addition to working with the squad's special teams unit, he also serves as the Bobcats' tight ends coach and the recruiting coordinator.
In his first season in directing the Bobcats' special teams unit, Ohio ranked among the league's top five in punt return average (9.6/5th) and extra points percentage (1.000/T-1st).
In addition, place kicker Matt Weller ranked fourth in the league in scoring, averaging 9.1 points per game. Ryan Clark ranked sixth in the MAC in punt return average with a mark of 8.1 yards per return. Daz' Patterson ranked fifth in the league in kickoff return average (24.2 per return).
Weller also posted a career-best 62.2 yard average on kickoffs during his senior year under Haines' watchful eye. Following the year, Weller was named the Mid-American Conference Second Team.
Weller would go on to finish his career as the program's career leader for points scored, most field goals made, field goals attempted, extra points and extra points attempted.
Haines also oversaw the squad's tight ends unit, which in 2012 combined for 29 receptions, 387 yards and three touchdowns. Troy Hill posted his best collegiate season as he caught 14 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns - all of which were single season bests.
During the 2011 campaign, Haines mentored tight end Jordan Thompson to his best single season of his collegiate career as he posted career highs in receptions (24) and receiving yards (258).
In 2010, Haines returned to Athens and helped tight end Jordan Thompson earn a spot on the All-MAC second team after the sophomore snared 21 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns.
In 2009, Haines was a graduate assistant at West Virginia University, working on the offensive side of the ball, specifically supervising slot receivers and running backs. Haines worked with the team's leading rusher (All-Big East first team tailback Noel Devine) and leading receiver (Jock Sanders) on the field, while handling game plan and film breakdown duties in the office and position meetings.
Haines served as a graduate assistant for the Bobcats' offense during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Haines assisted the offensive staff and worked directly with the wide receivers and offensive line. His role as graduate assistant saw him coaching the scout team defense and assisting in scouting by breaking down upcoming opponents' defensive game film.
Prior to the 2007 and 2008 seasons at Ohio, Haines served as an assistant coach at Marietta College for three seasons. He coached the wide receivers for two seasons and the secondary for one. He also served as the strength and conditioning coordinator for two years. During Haines' tenure at his alma mater he helped guide three players to all-conference honors, including Nic North, who set a school record for receptions in a game with 14. Three of the four career leading recievers at Marietta were coached by Haines between 2004 and 2006.
Haines played wide receiver at Marietta College where he currently ranks in the top ten all-time with 118 receptions and 1,252 receiving yards.
The 2004 graduate of Marietta earned his Master's Degree in Sports Administration in 2008. Haines also earned a master's degree from Marietta in May, 2007.
The Williamstown, W. Va. native and his wife Mary reside in Athens with their daughters Blair and Quinn.