Head Women's Basketball Coach
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Matt Hazzard


A former SUNY Cortland basketball player, Coach Hazzard joins the
Herkimer Generals after success as an assistant at the High School
level.  Most recently, he served as an assistant coach for his alma
mater Cooperstown Central School with both the Girls and Boys Varsity
Basketball programs.  During his time at Cooperstown, the Girls
Basketball program appeared in two NYSPHSAA State Final Fours,
including winning the Class C State Championship in 2015. Hazzard
worked closely with three 1st Team All-State players, who continued on
to successful careers as high level collegiate student-athletes. In
addition, he is an assistant for the Cooperstown Varsity Baseball
Team. During his tenure, the program earned two NYSPHSAA State Final
Four appearances, including the 2019 State Finals.

Coach Hazzard has worked closely with the NJCAA and the Herkimer
Generals for the past ten years, assisting and attending numerous
National Championships hosted on campus. His deep experience in
two-year college athletics will serve as a huge asset in the
recruitment and development of the Women's program.  Hazzard is
committed to the success of student-athletes on the court and in the
classroom.  He currently serves as an adjunct professor in the SUNY
Oneonta's Sport Management program.  Hazzard holds a B.S. from SUNY
Cortland and M.S. from Colorado State University.

He currently resides in Cooperstown, NY with his wife Stephanie and
sons Paxton and Grayson.

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