According to a report from the Michigan Insider, John Beilein and the Michigan Wolverines have filled one of the program’s open staff positions. The team hired DeAndre Haynes, who most recently hired by Illinois State.
Haynes has a long and decorated history as both a player and a coach. He was the MAC Player of the Year at Kent State and played professionally before moving into a coaching role. He served first as an assistant at Kent State from 2012 through 2016 and coached at Toledo during last season.
While at Toledo, Haynes helped Toledo go 17-17 overall and secure a CBI appearance. During his time with Kent State, the team won a MAC title in 2015 and made the CollegeInsider.com Tournament in 2013 and 2015.
In May, Haynes was offered and accepted a position with Illinois State. Since Dan Muller took over the Illinois State program in 2012, the team has been one of the strongest in mid-major basketball. In fact, the Redbirds have won at least 18 games in each of the last five seasons, including an impressive 28-7 record last season. Simply put, the fact that he would hire Haynes speaks loudly about his potential as an assistant coach.
Haynes will now join a Michigan staff that has seen significant turnover of its assistant staff in recent years. In fact, Beilein has had to replace two assistant coaches in each of the last two offseasons, which obviously means a lot of new faces around the program. Fans will be hoping that Haynes can work to reverse that trend going forward.