Officials at Wilmington College say former NFL player Stacey Hairston will take over the Quakers football program. He will be the school's third coach this year after the in-season resignation of Ken Miner and interim coach Jay Niswonger.
Hairston, a graduate of Columbus South High School and Ohio Northern, signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 1989.
He then went on to play in the Canadian Football League for three seasons before returning to the NFL, where he was a special teams player for the Cleveland Browns.
He returned to Ohio Northern University in the late 90s to serve in several capacities, including interim head coach in 2003.
In 2008, he returned to the CFL as an assistant with the Edmonton football team.
After a new coach was hired for the Edmonton team and 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 cooordinator.
Wilmington was 1-10 last season with their only win coming under Coach Niswonger against Marietta.