Former Miami head coach Don Treadwell spends first day as running backs coach at Kent State

By Allen Moff | Staff Writer Published:

By Allen Moff | Staff Writer

Don Treadwell officially took over as the Kent State football team's running backs coach on Tuesday, the first day of the spring practice season.

Treadwell has been the head coach of the Miami RedHawks for the past three seasons, and has served as an offensive coordinator on five different Division I teams over the course of 12 years.

"We're very excited to make coach Treadwell a part of this program," Golden Flashes second-year head coach Paul Haynes said. "I know we just made this program better with the knowledge and experience coach Treadwell brings."

After a successful playing career at Miami, Treadwell began his coaching career at Youngstown State in 1986. He was the offensive coordinator for the Penguins during their national title season of 1991.

Treadwell then returned to his alma mater in 1992 and has been in the FBS ever since, with stops at Cincinnati, Stanford, Boston College, North Carolina State, Ball State and Michigan State.

"I've known him for a long time, and I always thought what a bonus it would be to work with him," Haynes said. "If you look at where he's been, he was a player in this conference, he was an assistant coach in this conference, he was a head coach in this conference, and he was an offensive coordinator at major programs. Not only does he know the Xs and Os, he's very well-respected among football coaches as a person. He fits in to what we want for this program."

Treadwell takes over for Ted Bahhur, who coached running backs last season. The rest of Haynes' assistant coaching staff returns in tact.

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