On January 10th, 2018, Ellsworth Community College announced Tony Haynes as the new Head Football Coach of the Panther Football program. Haynes becomes the 15th Head Coach in the program’s history and brings an exciting new era to an already storied program. This is Haynes’ first stop as a head coach after a 14 year career as an assistant (the last 6 as Offenseive Coordinator). Over that time, Haynes developed 45 All-Conference players, 6 All-Americans, and sent 61 offensive players to the NCAA Division-I level, while seeing 8 of his players continue on to careers in the National Football League.
He comes to ECC from Coffeyville Community College, where he was the Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach the past two seasons. As Offensive Coordinator, Haynes runs a spread, no-huddle, fast tempo offense. He worked under NJCAA Hall of Fame Coach Jeff Leiker with an offense that averaged 31 points per game both years. In 2016 Coffeyville led the KJCCC in touchdown passes with QB Coleman Key; in 2017 they led the KJCCC in rushing yards per game.
During the 2015 season, Haynes was Offensive Coordinator/WR Coach at NCAA DII Concord University, under the direction of Head Coach Garin Justice. He coached two All-Mountain East Conference players, running back Calvinaugh Jones and offensive lineman Coleman Osborne. The Concord offense averaged 35 points per game.
Before Concord, Haynes was the Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach for Butler Community College from 2012 to 2014. At Butler, Haynes got to work under Hall of Fame coach Troy Morrell, who retired in 2014 as the winningest head football coach in NJCAA history. Morrell had a profound impact on Haynes’ career helping to develop him into a successful offensive coach and future head coach. In 2012, the Butler offense averaged 51 points per game and 508 yards per game on their way to playing for the national championship. In 2014 they averaged 45 points per game and 475 yards per game.
Haynes was also an assistant coach at several colleges from 2004-2011.
In 2011 he was the Quarterback Coach at NCAA DI FCS Savannah State University (the oldest Historical Black College in the state of Georgia). From 2008 to 2010, Haynes was an Offensive Graduate Assistant Football Coach at NCAA DI FBS University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). While at UAB, Haynes worked under Head Coach Neil Callaway and Offensive Coordinator Kim Helton, and got to be a part of a staff of coaches who hold some of the most prestigious NCAA Division-1 Football jobs in the country.
In 2007, Haynes got his first taste of juco football as the Passing Game Coordinator at Blinn Junior College. While at Blinn, Haynes got to work under 2-time NJCAA National Champion Head Coach Brad Franchione and send multiple offensive players to D1.
Haynes’ career began at NCAA Division-II powerhouse Valdosta State University under Head Coach Chris Hatcher. It was working under Hatcher where Haynes began to develop the foundations of his head coaching philosophy. Valdosta State is also where Haynes learned the Air Raid offense which provides the framework for Haynes’ offensive system.
Coach Haynes attended college at Webber International University, where he played football under Head Coach Rod Shafer and Offensive Coordinator Chuck Dickerson. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management.
Coach Haynes lives in Iowa Falls with wife, Kylee, and their daughter, Julianne.
- 2018 - Present – Ellsworth Community College – Head Coach
- 2016 - 2017 – Coffeyville Community College – Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach
- 2015 – Concord University – Offensive Coordinator/WR Coach
- 2012 - 2014 – Butler Community College – Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach
- 2011 – Savannah State University – QB Coach
- 2008 - 2010 – University of Alabama-Birmingham – Offensive Graduate Assistant Football Coach
- 2007 – Blinn Junior College – Passing Game Coordinator
- 2005 - 2006 – Valdosta State University – Offensive Graduate Assistant
- 2004 – Webber International University – QB Coach