Wilmington College announced Wednesday afternoon that former NFL player Stacey Hairston will take over the Quakers football program.
He will be the school's third coach this year after an in season resignation of Ken Miner & interim coach Jay Niswonger.
Hairston a graduate of Columbus South High School & Ohio Northern signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 1989. After that he played in the Canadian Football League for three seasons before returning to the NFL & was an outstanding special teams player for the Cleveland Browns.
He returned to Ohio Northern University in the late 90s after his playing career was over & served in several capacities including interim head coach in 2003.
In 2008 he returned to the CFL as an assistant with Edmonton football team.
After a new coach was hired for the Edmonton team & a massive shake up of coaching staff for the 2011 season occurred, Hairston was hired to be a member of the first coaching staff for the Bluefield College West Virginia football program where he served as the defensive coordinator.
Wilmington was 1-10 last season with their only win coming under Coach Wiswonger against Marietta.