Penn State has lost many of its coaches this season to Blacksburg, VA. Brent Pry is the new head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies, and he is taking some Penn State staffers along with him.

The latest Penn State staffer to head to Virginia Tech with Pry is Michael Hazel, Penn State’s senior director of football operations. Hazel at Virginia Tech will be the assistant athletic director and chief of staff for the Hokies football program.

Bruce Feldman of The Athletic provides more context on Hazel’s departure.


If you want to read more about Hazel’s departure from Happy Valley to Blacksburg, you can read it here.

Head coach James Franklin has a lot of work to do this off-season, preparing his team for a better 2022 and finding new coaches who can execute his plan and where Nittany Lion football should be in the 2022 season.