A.J. Haase joins the Vanderbilt staff as a graduate assistant. He will work with Commodore offensive coaches.
Haase worked as a defensive line coach at Washington (Mo.) University during the 2013 season. The Bears finished 8-3, earned their first University Athletic Association Conference (UAA) title since 1999, and advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Haase worked with Washington standout defensive end Nelson Nwumeh, who earned the postseason UAA Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Haase was a four-year letterwinner at Yale University, playing in 40 career games from 2006-09. As a senior, he had 15 catches for 237 yards and two touchdowns. As a freshman, he helped the Bulldogs to the 2006 Ivy League championship.
A native of Bonne Terre, Mo., Haase received a bachelor's degree in political science from Yale in 2009.