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Michael Haywood (Football Coach) Bio, Age, Family, Career And Law Suit.

Michael Haywood is a former American college football player and coach. Previously, he served as the head football coach at Miami University of Ohio from 2009 to 2010 and Texas Southern University (TSU) from 2016 to 2018. He also served as an assistant coach at various other universities for 21 seasons.

Michael Haywood Biography

Michael Haywood is a former American college football player and coach. Previously, he served as the head football coach at Miami University of Ohio from 2009 to 2010 and Texas Southern University (TSU) from 2016 to 2018. He also served as an assistant coach at various other universities for 21 seasons.

Haywood was initially hired as the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh in December 2010. He was fired from that position shortly thereafter following domestic violence charges that were ultimately dismissed. Haywood played college football at the University of Notre Dame as a wide receiver and defensive back from 1984 to 1986.

Michael Haywood Age

Michael Anthony Haywood was born in Houston, Texas on February 26, 1964. He is 55 years as of 2019. 

Michael Haywood Family

Haywood was born in Houston, Texas. He attended St. Thomas High School in Houston. Later he attended the University of Notre Dame where he played as a wide receiver wearing jersey #1.

Michael Haywood Wife

There is no information about his marital status however, once clear it will be updated.

Michael Haywood Career

Early coaching career

Haywood served as an assistant at several college football programs, most notably under Nick Saban at LSU, under Mack Brown at Texas and under Charlie Weis at his alma mater Notre Dame. In December 2007, Haywood was considered one of the two leading candidates for the head coaching position at the University of Houston, alongside Jack Pardee. However, the job eventually went to Kevin Sumlin.

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Miami of Ohio

In December 2008, Haywood was named the head coach of the Miami RedHawks. He replaced Shane Montgomery. After going 1–11 in his first season, Haywood led the Redhawks to an 8–4 record in his second season and a MAC East title.

The Redhawks then emerged victorious in the 2010 MAC Championship Game against Northern Illinois University, winning by a final score of 26–21. He was named the 2010 Mid-American Conference football coach of the year.

The University of Pittsburgh

On December 16, 2010, Haywood was offered and accepted the head football coaching position at the University of Pittsburgh. However, Haywood was arrested in South Bend, Indiana on December 31, 2010, on felony domestic violence charges. He was released on bond on January 1, 2011, and only hours later was fired by Pitt. In February 2012, the domestic violence charges were dismissed after Haywood completed pre-trial diversion requirements, counseling, and public service.

Coaching interviews

Haywood interviewed for the Tulane head coaching position in November 2011. However, the job went to Curtis Johnson.

Michael Haywood Texas Southern

On December 3, 2015, Haywood was offered and accepted the head football coaching position at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He replaced Darrell Asberry who resigned after a 12–31 record in 4 years at TSU. Haywood resigned in 2018 after three years as the TSU Head Coach.

Michael Haywood Salary

Michael is a retired college football player and coach. Since 2009, he had received a salary of $300,000. However his estimated net worth is still under review, but it will be updated as soon as it is clear.

Ex-football coach Haywood files lawsuit against Pitt

Former Pitt football coach Michael Haywood filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, alleging the school breached his contract and violated federal law when it fired him in January following his arrest for felony domestic battery.

The lawsuit contends Beth Marriot, the mother of Haywood’s 21-month-old son, was attempting to prevent him from seeing his son Dec. 31, 2010, at the home he owns in South Bend, Ind.

When Marriot grabbed Haywood’s shoulder and tried to pull him away from his son, he pushed her hand off him, and she slipped in slush in the garage, with Haywood catching her before she hit the floor, the suit claims.

Marriot called the police, and Haywood spent the night in St. Joseph County jail before he was released the next day after posting a $100,000 bond.

Haywood’s attorney, Tony Buzbee of Houston, said charges are pending but are subject to dismissal if Haywood avoids future criminal activity.

Haywood was hired by Pitt on Dec. 15 and given a base annual salary of $1 million per year for five years, plus $500,000 for services relating to marketing contracts and media events. He also was to receive a country club membership, vehicle, and other fringe benefits and conditional performance bonuses totaling $300,000 per year.

Buzbee said he met with Pitt executive vice chancellor Jerry Cochran earlier this year at the Cathedral of Learning in an attempt to resolve the matter out of court. Haywood initially was seeking only the $300,000 buyout of his contract with Miami (Ohio), where he coached before he was hired by Pitt.

“I talked to these people until I’m blue in the face,” Buzbee said. “We gave them every opportunity to try to resolve the matter, and they just pretty much weren’t interested.”

Pitt officials declined to comment.

Highlights of the lawsuit are:

Haywood is asking for $3.75 million in damages that relate to a clause in Haywood’s five-year contract with Pitt. The clause states that if Haywood is fired “without just cause,” it must pay him $750,000 per year.

The suit claims Pitt has refused to honor an agreement to buy out Haywood’s Miami contract.

The suit claims Pitt denied Haywood due process by refusing to hear his explanation before firing him.

The suit claims recent allegations in the South Bend area that the Notre Dame football team received special treatment from authorities prompted Haywood’s arrest.

Buzbee said Haywood, who presently holds a sales position with an energy company in Houston, wants to coach again and was attempting to avoid filing a lawsuit.

“Coach didn’t want to be in a lawsuit, still doesn’t, but there is something to be said for principle,” Buzbee said.

Adopted from: http://www.txattorneys.com