Alex Hammond is in his second year on the Mountaineer football staff as the director of football operations. He came to West Virginia in August 2011 as the director of recruiting operations, before moving into his current role in September.
Hammond oversees all of the administrative operations and responsibilities of the football program and provides direct support to the head coach.
He handles the department budget, daily schedules, travel schedules, professional scouts, coaches’ clinics, training table, scholarship disbursement, ticket allocation, preseason planning and bowl preparation.
He oversees the equipment department, the video staff and the recruiting office. He also administers the department budget and serves as the staff liaison to the Big 12 office, football alumni, the media and WVU's 16 other varsity sports.
Hammond 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 in the international group at the law firm of Baker and Daniels 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 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 organization that provided political and economic risk analysis to corporations seeking global expansion.
Hammond, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., is married to the former Susan Swift of Atmore, Ala.