PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh fired football coach Mike Haywood on Saturday, saying he could not continue in the job he held for only 2½ 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|