Lance Guidry Named Miami Football's Interim Head Coach Lance Guidry (right) takes over as Interim Head Coach of Miami University's football team Lance Guidry (right) takes over as Interim Head Coach of Miami University's football team

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Dec. 16, 2010

OXFORD, Ohio - Lance Guidry has been named Interim Head Coach of Miami University's football team, Director of Athletics BRAD BATES announced today (Dec. 16). Guidry replaces Michael Haywood who was named head coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

Guidry served as defensive backs coach for the 2010 Mid-American Conference champion RedHawks and will lead Miami against Middle Tennessee State University in the Bowl on January 6 in Mobile, Alabama.

"Lance's unbridled enthusiasm for the game and the respect he has with the players made him an excellent candidate to assume interim head coach responsibilities," said Bates. "We think that he and the other assistant coaches will do a great job in preparing our players for the bowl game."

Bates praised Haywood for the many contributions he made to Miami's football program.

"We are grateful for the success--on and off the field--that Michael Haywood brought to Miami's football program," said Bates. "During his time in Oxford, he not only brought a Mid-American Conference championship to the athletic department, but even more so helped to shape the lives of the young men on his team. We wish Michael the best in his new opportunity at the University of Pittsburgh."

Bates, Guidry and select Miami football players will be available for in-person interviews at 11:30 a.m., Friday (Dec. 17), at the football offices at Yager Stadium.

A complete schedule of the RedHawk football team's pre-bowl game practices will be issued shortly.