Football: Hammond Named Grid Ops Director
- By Mike Montoro
- October 12, 2011 04:20 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that Alex Hammond has been elevated to the director of football operations position.
Hammond, who joined the Mountaineer football staff in July as the coordinator of recruiting operations, will now oversee all of the administrative responsibilities of the football program.
He will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the football office, administer the annual football budget, manage logistical aspects of on-campus recruiting, coaches’ clinics, preseason camp, housing, scholarships, bowl preparation and providing administrative support to the head coach. He also will provide oversight to the recruiting operations, video operations, administrative support and equipment room.
Hammond also will serve as the staff liaison to the BIG EAST office, football alumni and WVU's 16 other varsity sports.
He came to West Virginia after serving as the associate director of amateurism certification at the NCAA from 2009-11. In his position, he was responsible for educating elite athletes, member institutions and conferences on NCAA legislation, served as the NCAA liaison to the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conferences on issues regarding amateurism and conducted amateurism reviews on high profile student-athletes.
Prior to his tenure with the NCAA, Hammond was an associate at Baker and Daniels, an international practice group, from 2008-09. He advised multi-national companies on global business operations, drafted contracts for corporate mergers and acquisitions and assisted with the development of the firm’s sports practice group.
Hammond also held several positions working for the United States federal government (2003-06), serving with the office of the General Counsel for the Department of Defense, a special assistant to Ambassador Randall Tobias for the US Department of State and as a public affairs officer and legislative assistant at the White House for the National Drug Control Policy.
Hammond graduated from the University of Texas in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in government and earned his juris doctorate from the Northwestern University School of Law in 2008.
While a student at Texas, he interned at the White House for the office of public affairs and was the executive director of the Longhorn student body, the highest appointed student position at the University. He represented the student body in front of the Texas State Legislature
While earning his law degree at Northwestern, he co-founded and served as the vice president of operations for the Global Trends Group. It was an organization that provided political and economic risk analysis to corporations seeking global expansion.