|Previous College:||Wittenberg '91|
|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
The 2018 season will be Kris Hazard's 11th season at American University and third as an associate head coach.
At American, Hazard has been instrumental in the Eagles' three Patriot League Regular Season Championships (2008, 2011 and 2016) and their back-to-back-to-back-to-back appearances in the Patriot League Championship Games in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Since 2012, AU has reached the PL Championship in 2015 and 2016.
During his time at American, the Eagles are 90-75-31 overall and 46-19-13 in the Patriot League.
In 2015, Hazard was named NSCAA 2015 Assistant Coach of Year for Northeast Region.
Hazard came to American from Tri-State, where he coached for two seasons. Prior to TSU, he served as the associate head coach at Wittenberg in 2005 and as an assistant coach the two previous seasons. Hazard recently served as head coach of the Citadel U-16 boy's team and the Ohio F.C. U-18 to U-13 boy's teams. He holds a National "A" Coaching License.
"Kris brings experience as a collegiate head coach and has an eye for identifying talent," said Head Coach Todd West. "His recruiting contacts open doors previously unavailable to the AU program and those elements will have a great impact in our recruiting process. He has proven valuable on the training ground. He has a calm about him when working with our players that comes from the confidence he has gained through his experiences. Kris will be involved in all facets of our program and we're thrilled to have his insights as we strive to win the Patriot League Championship and win in the NCAA tournament."
Hazard graduated from Wittenberg with a Bachelor of Arts in speech/English.