Michael Hazel
Michael  Hazel
Director of Football Operations


Michael Hazel enters his third year with Coach James Franklin in the position of Director of Football Operations.

Previously, he served six years as Assistant Director of Football Operations during the tenure of Head Coach Bobby Johnson, and one season as Director of Operations under Robbie Caldwell.

Hazel also worked one year previously as a Vanderbilt defensive graduate assistant.

Hazel was a four-year letterwinner for Elon (N.C.) University, playing linebacker and contributing on special teams. During his career, Hazel helped Elon to a 28-16 record as the program transitioned to the I-AA level. The product of Easley, S.C. was an eight-time member of the Elon Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

In 2001, he earned a bachelor's in corporate communications from Elon. In 2004, he earned an MBA from Elon. Hazel completed a master's at Vanderbilt in 2007.

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