Editor’s note: This story was initially published after Haynes’ hire was reported. It has been updated to reflect Maryland’s announcement.
Maryland basketball has added DeAndre Haynes to its assistant coaching staff, the program announced Monday. He replaces Kevin Broadus, who left in early May to become the head coach at Morgan State.
The hire was first reported by InsideMdSports’ Jeff Ermann on Friday, and became official after the weekend.
Haynes had been at Michigan since 2017, and the Wolverines reached a national title game and a Sweet 16 during his tenure. After head coach John Beilein left for the NBA, Haynes was not retained as part of Juwan Howard’s staff in Ann Arbor. His coaching career, which started in 2012, also includes stops at alma mater Kent State and Toledo (he left Illinois State for Michigan before his first season there).
At Michigan, Haynes — a point guard in college and overseas — was particularly instrumental in the development of guards Zavier Simpson and Jordan Poole. The former has become one of the country’s best two-way floor generals, while the latter left for the NBA this spring. Maryland will hope he can develop a similar relationship with senior point guard Anthony Cowan Jr., who’s returning to College Park after testing the NBA Draft waters.
Earlier in the hiring process, this position was connected to LaSalle’s Kenny Johnson, UConn’s Kenya Hunter and George Mason’s Duane Simpkins, but nothing materialized with that trio.
It’s the third straight offseason Maryland has experienced assistant coaching turnover. Broadus replaced Cliff Warren in 2017, and after Dustin Clark left the program to join a family business in Texas last summer, the Terps promoted Matt Brady from a player development role. Haynes now joins Brady and Bino Ranson for a crucial 2019-20 season.
After posting a 23-11 record and coming up a hair short of the Sweet 16 this past season, Maryland returns seven of its top eight scorers and brings in a five-man recruiting class. The Terps will be spearheaded by Cowan and sophomore power forward Jalen Smith, with a slew of role players ready to step in. Maryland has become a consensus top-10 team in early preseason rankings and looks like the top challenger to Michigan State in the Big Ten. In Turgeon’s ninth season, fans will be itching for a breakthrough campaign.