Kent State wins Martin’s finale
Assistant Jerry McManus has been named Kent State’s interim head
coach while the school searches for a successor for Doug Martin,
whose resignation took effect after the Golden Flashes’
season-ending upset of Ohio.
Athletics director Joel Nielsen said McManus, who served as an
assistant head coach for the past six seasons, will fill Martin’s
spot until a new coach is hired.
Also, defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis, linebackers coach Jim
Fleming and wide receivers coach Eugene Baker have been
The four coaches will handle recruiting duties and day-to-day
operations of the program as a national search is conducted to find
the school’s 20th coach.
Kent State went 5-7 in Martin’s final season and 29-53 in his
seven seasons overall.