July 18, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University Football head coach Frank Solich has named Brian Haines as the squad's special teams' coordinator for the upcoming 2012 season.
Over the past two seasons, Haines has served as the team's Tight Ends Coach/Recruiting Coordinator. The 2012 season will Haines' fifth year at Ohio and his third as an assistant coach under Frank Solich.
Haines replaces former special teams' coordinator Pete Germano, who joined the coaching staff of former Ohio assistant coach Tim DeRuyter at Fresno State.
In 2011, Haines helped tight end Jordan Thompson post single season career highs in receptions (24) and receiving yards (258). In 2010, Haines coached Thompson to a spot on the All-MAC second team after the then sophomore snared 21 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns.
During the 2009 campaign, 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.
Prior to his season with the Mountaineers, Haines served as a graduate assistant for the Bobcats' offense during the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
In his two seasons as a graduate assistant, Haines played a key role on the offensive staff where he worked directly with the wide receivers and offensive line. His role as a graduate assistant also saw him coaching the scout team defense 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 receivers 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 from Ohio University. 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.