CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the hiring says Ohio State assistant Darrell Hazell is Kent State’s new football coach.
Hazell will be introduced at a news conference on Kent State’s campus Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because Hazell has not yet signed his contract. Several media outlets reported Hazell’s hiring earlier.
Kent State has been looking for a head coach since Doug Martin resigned with a few weeks left in a 5-7 season, his seventh at the school.
Hazell spent seven years at Ohio State. He coached the wide receivers and helped develop star wide receivers Santonio Holmes, Ted Ginn Jr. and Anthony Gonzalez.