Kent State set to introduce new football coach

Kent State has called a news conference for Monday to introduce

its new football coach.

The school has been searching for its 20th coach since Doug

Martin resigned with a few weeks left in the season.

Athletic director Joel Nielsen interviewed a dozen candidates,

including four on KSU’s campus: Alabama wide receivers coach Curt

Cignetti, Texas wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy, Ohio State

assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Darrell Hazell and Kent

State defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis.

Kent State went 5-7 in Martin’s final season and 29-53 in his

seven seasons overall.