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Mayville State hires Haines

John Haines has been named head football coach at Mayville State.

A 2000 graduate of Mayville State, Haines returns to his alma mater after spending the last year as offensive coordinator at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo.

“He brings a plethora of successful coaching experience, and we look forward to having him take the reins and build on the good foundation that has been established over the last short while,” said MSU Athletic Director Mike Moore. “We’ve got great momentum, and we expect that the program will continue to grow.”

At Central Methodist, Haines served under former Mayville State head coach Jody Ford.

Haines served as the offensive line coach at Lindenwood University in Missouri from 2009 to 2011.

Prior to Lindenwood, Haines served as head coach at Vermillion (Minn.) Community College in 2008. Haines’ team posted a 9-3 record, won a MCAC conference championship and was named the league’s and NJCAA Region 13’s Coach of the Year. Vermillion had the top-ranked statistical offense and defense in the conference.

Dating back to 2002, Haines has previous collegiate assistant coaching experience at Southwestern College, Mount San Jacinto College, College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State (Calif.), as well as at Mayville State.

Haines earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Mayville State and a master’s degree in kinesiology from Humboldt State.

Haines takes the helm at Mayville State after former Comets head coach Derek Schlieve resigned July 18 to take a position with Spring Hill High School in Longview, Texas.

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