Siddiq Haynes
Siddiq Haynes

A former standout player and veteran of coaching staffs for more than a decade, Siddiq Haynes is in his third season as UTSA’s defensive line coach and first as defensive run game coordinator.

A member of the UTSA staff since 2021, Haynes moved into his current role in March 2022 after spending his first season in San Antonio as an analyst for the defensive staff. During his time on the staff, the Roadrunners have registered a 32-9 overall record, 22-2 regular season league mark, two conference championships and three straight bowl appearances.

In 2023, Haynes helped guide the Roadrunners to a 9-4 overall record, a 7-1 mark for a third-place finish in their American Athletic Conference debut campaign and the program’s first bowl win with a 35-17 victory over Marshall in the 2023 Frisco Bowl.

UTSA’s defense enjoyed a record-setting season, smashing the school record for sacks with 46 and also taking down the tackles for loss mark with 99. The Roadrunners also broke single-game standards with seven sacks against Texas State and 13 quarterback hurries versus East Carolina. UTSA led The American and ranked second nationally with 3.54 sacks per game and ended up fifth among FBS teams with a conference-leading 7.6 tackles for loss per contest.

Individually, three of Haynes’ defensive linemen — Brandon Brown, Joe Evans and Brandon Matterson — landed on the All-AAC team. Playing a rotation at least nine deep all season, the unit combined for 30 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries. Brown posted 20 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, one sack and two hurries, Evans logged 18 stops with 2.5 behind the line and a pair of sacks, while Matterson turned in 14 tackles, six TFLs, five sacks and five QB hurries.

In his first season as the defensive line coach, he helped the Roadrunners to an 11-3 record and their second straight Conference USA Championship. UTSA was ranked in the top 25 in all three of the major polls during the season and capped the campaign with an appearance in the Cure Bowl, its third consecutive bowl game.

The line helped anchor a defense that ranked in the top three in C-USA in eight different statistical categories including second with 6.6 tackles for loss per game and third in both total and scoring defense. Haynes' unit played a deep rotation as many as 10 deep during the season and combined to tally more than 30 tackles for loss, including nine sacks. First-team all-conference selection Brown posted 6.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks, while Nick Booker-Brown logged six tackles for loss, a trio of sacks and two pass breakups en route to honorable mention all-conference accolades. Evans also received honorable mention from the league's coaches, while Tai Leonard landed on the C-USA All-Freshman Team.

Haynes was a defensive analyst and worked with the defensive linemen during his first season in San Antonio, helping the Roadrunners register a 12-2 record, earn a national ranking as high as No. 15, capture the conference crown and make their second straight and third overall bowl game, the 2021 Frisco Bowl.

The UTSA defense recorded the first two shutouts in school history with a 54-0 rout of Lamar and a 45-0 blanking of Rice in 2021. The Roadrunners ranked 14th in the country in rushing defense (114.7 ypg) and fourth nationally with 14 fumble recoveries, and they set school standards for sacks (33) and sacks per game (2.4).

Jaylon Haynes earned second-team all-conference honors, Brown was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team and joined Lorenzo Dantzler as honorable mention all-league performers. 
Haynes joined the UTSA staff following a seven-season stint at Sam Houston where he helped the Bearkats consistently rank among the best programs in the FCS. He was a graduate assistant in 2014-16 before being promoted to the defensive line coach for his final four campaigns in Huntsville.
He played a key role in helping Sam Houston win the 2020 FCS National Championship during a season that was played in Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bearkats led the country with 23 takeaways including a national-best 14 recovered fumbles, and they ranked fourth nationally with 12.0 tackles for loss per game, seventh with 3.7 sacks per contest and 11th in rushing defense (94.9 ypg). Four of his players — Jahari Kay, Jevon Leon, Trace Mascorro and Joseph Wallace — all earned national and all-conference honors. 
In 2019, Sam Houston paced the FCS in rushing defense (69.9 ypg), opponents third-down conversion rate (27.9%) and team tackles for loss (10.9 avg). The defense pitched a pair of shutouts, the first time since 2012 with two shutouts in a season. The Bearkats ranked in the top 10 in the FCS in scoring defense (8th/17.8 ppg), turnovers gained (6th/30), sacks per game (2nd/3.58 spg), team passing efficiency defense (3rd/106.07) and red zone defense (6th/68.8%).
Three defensive linemen collected all-conference honors in 2019, including Mascorro nabbing Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year and first-team all-league accolades. Meanwhile Wallace was a second-team choice and Leon garnered third-team All-SLC and Freshman All-America credentials after leading all FCS freshmen in TFLs (16.0) and sacks (8.5).
The Kats' defense took a big step forward in 2018, ranking in the top three in the nation in sacks and second in the country in tackles per loss. Defensive end Derick Roberson led the nation in sacks on his way to being named a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in the nation.
Haynes also played a big part in the development of PJ Hall, who was eventually taken in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He was a four-time, first team all-conference selection, an All-American and the runner-up for the 2016 Buck Buchanan Award. Hall finished his career as the all-time FCS leader in tackles for loss and he ranked second in school history in career sacks.
Haynes spent his first three years in Huntsville serving in numerous capacities including heading up the Bearkats’ community service activities. He spearheaded a program that took advantage of the Fall 2020 semester off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on racial injustice issues on a national, local and in-house level.
A star defensive tackle for K.C. Keeler at Delaware from 2007 to 2010, Haynes was a member of the Blue Hens' squads that earned a berth in the FCS National Championship games in both 2007 and 2010.
As a senior, he was an all-conference selection and the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team Captain, the first in the history of the award program. A former walk-on, Haynes contributed to a variety of community service organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark, DuPont Children’s Hospital, New Castle Youth Football and the Special Olympics of Delaware. He also supported various cancer initiatives, such as lung cancer walks and bone marrow drives.
A native of Durham, N.C., Haynes earned his bachelor’s degree in English language and literature in 2011 from Delaware.
Following graduation, Haynes worked for two years as head of community outreach for the Delaware Athletics Marketing Department, as well as spending several years in the corporate world before entering the coaching ranks.

He and his wife, Abeer Hasan, have a daughter, Amira.

The Siddiq Haynes File
Coaching Experience
2014-16: Sam Houston (graduate assistant/defense)
2017-20: Sam Houston (defensive line)
2021: UTSA (defensive analyst)
2022-present: UTSA (defensive line)
2024-present: UTSA (defensive run game coordinator/defensive line)
Playing Experience
2007-10: Delaware (defensive lineman)
• Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature, Delaware, 2011
Durham, N.C.

Wife: Abeer Hasan
Daughter: Amira