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BREAKING: Wyoming Hires Scottie Hazelton as New Defensive Coordinator

New UW DC Scottie Hazelton
Courtesy: Rick Wilson/Jacksonville Jaguars

Former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant linebackers coach Scottie Hazelton is the new Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach at the University of Wyoming.

Head coach Craig Bohl announced the hiring Tuesday. Hazelton has spent the last three season with the Jaguars. Prior to that he was with Coach Bohl at North Dakota State for five seasons, 2007-2011. He’s also had stints at Nevada and USC.

Bohl said in the release from UW,

“Scottie Hazelton brings a great body of experience, having coached in the NFL, in the PAC-12 and Mountain West. Most importantly, he was an architect of the start of our great defenses that we had at North Dakota State.”

“I’m so excited to become a Cowboy,” said Hazelton in the UW release. “Even though I’ve never lived in Wyoming, it feels like I’m coming home because of the history I have with Craig (Bohl) and his staff. I’m honored and humbled to have the opportunity to help continue the tradition and culture of Cowboy Football. I’m anxious to get started. Go Pokes!”

Jacksonville ranked sixth out of 32 NFL teams in total defense during the 2016 season.

Hazelton played high school football at Horizon High School in Brighton, CO. He played collegiately at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, where he was a three-year letterman. His bachelor’s degree is in exercise science. He and his wife, Brooke, have four children.

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