Mike Haywood not first fired soon after hired

Sun, Jan 2

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh fired football coach Mike Haywood on Saturday, saying he could not continue in the job he held for only 2 weeks because of his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Haywood was released Saturday from St. Joseph County Jail in Indiana on $1,000 cash bond, said an officer at the jail who declined to give her name, after the charge was upgraded from a misdemeanor to felony domestic battery in the presence of a minor.

Within hours of Haywood's afternoon release, Pittsburgh put out a statement from Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, saying Haywood had been dismissed, "effective immediately," and the school was reopening its search.

Haywood isn't the only coach to leave soon after being hired.

Notable coaches fired/resigned soon after being hired

Mike Haywood (fired)Pitt football 2011 Felony domestic battery charge
Tim Welsh (resigned) Hofstra basketball 2010 DWI
Wally Backman (fired) Arizona Diamondbacks 2004 Arrests/financial issues
Mike Price (fired) Alabama football 2003 Public behavior
George O'Leary (resigned) Notre Dame football 2001 Lied about academic/athletic history