Alex Hammond is in his first year as the associate athletic director for football operations and fifth year overall on the Mountaineer Football staff. He has served as the director of football operations for the past four years after starting at WVU as the director of recruiting operations in August 2011.
In his current position, he serves as chief of staff for the football unit, providing administrative oversight for the program and direct support to the head coach.
He handles the department budget and daily schedules, serves as liaison for professional scouts and handles agent relations and player education, coaches’ clinics, training table, scholarship disbursement, ticket allocation, preseason planning and bowl preparation.
He also oversees the equipment department, video staff and recruiting office, administers the department budget and serves as the staff liaison to the Big 12 office, football alumni, the media and WVU’s 17 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 sports group at the law firm of Baker and Daniels from 2008-09. He advised multi-national companies on global business operations and drafted contracts for corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Hammond also held several positions with 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 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.
Hammond, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, is married to the former Susan Swift. She serves as the director of donor relations and special events for the Mountaineer Athletic Club. The couple have a daughter, Hadley, born in fall 2014.