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