Miami of Ohio fired coach head football coach Don Treadwell on Sunday, a day after the RedHawks fell to 0-5 with a 21-9 loss at home to Central Michigan.
Offensive coordinator John Klacik also was fired. Both were assistant coaches at Youngs-town State University when Jim Tressel was head coach.
Treadwell went 8-21 as head coach at his alma mater. He decided to go to a run-based offense this season, and it didn’t work out at all, setting up repeated blowouts.
The RedHawks have lost to Marshall 52-14, to Kentucky 41-7, to Cincinnati 14-0 and to Illinois 50-14. The RedHawks play at Massachusetts next Saturday.
“Don is a great man, nobody can disagree with that, but I felt a change was needed immediately in the direction of the program,” Miami Director of Athletics David Sayler said. “That direction involves making our program relevant again and restoring pride that should accompany being the all-time winningest program in the MAC [Mid-American Conference].”
Mike Bath will serve as interim head football coach. He has been a player, graduate assistant and assistant coach for the RedHawks over the past decade.
Treadwell began his coaching career at Youngstown State University. From 1986–1991 he served different stints as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running backs coach.
He was offensive coordinator at Michigan State before taking the Miami job.
Klacik was part of Tressel’s staff for all four of YSU’s Division I-AA championships. He later was head coach at Lock Haven.