Jarrod Lazarus is in his first season at Florida State as the Director of Operations for Leonard Hamilton and his staff.
His Director of Operations duties at Florida State include coordinating team travel, scheduling practice times, overseeing the team managers and the Leonard Hamilton Basketball Camps along with coordinating the daily operations of the basketball office.
Lazarus, who graduated from Florida State and was a student manager for the Seminole Men’s Basketball team from 2006-09, was the Director of Operations at USF from 2017-19 and at Middle Tennessee State from 2013-17.
During his two seasons at USF, the Bulls won 34 games and finished with a 24-14 record in 2019. The Bulls defeated DePaul in a three-game series to win the College Basketball Invitational championship in 2019.
Lazarus was the Director of Operations at Middle Tennessee before moving to USF.
Before being promoted to the Director of Operations position at Middle Tennessee, Lazarus served as a graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee in 2013. He managed the Blue Raiders’ video operations, editing/scouting game and practice tapes, as well as monitoring reports of all student-athletes academic progress. Lazarus was responsible for helping with practices, team travel and Coach Kermit Davis’ summer camps.
Prior to his arrival at Middle Tennessee, Lazarus was the Director and Assistant Coach for Gold Coast Basketball (2004-12) of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Serving under legendary head coach Marcos “Shakey” Rodriguez, Lazarus handled player development, training, budgeting, marketing, travel, and game planning. He assisted the team in posting back-to-back Sweet 16 runs at AAU Nationals and an Elite Eight appearance in 2008. Lazarus was also an academic advisor and holds the distinction of being the youngest member to ever win the AAU Leadership Award in 2010.
Lazarus was a student manager for four years at Florida State. He assisted with practices, helped study opponents and kept stats during games/camps. During his senior year in 2009, Florida State played in the ACC Championship game for the first time in school history and played in the NCAA Tournament.
He graduated from Florida State in 2009 with a B.S. in business management. Lazarus earned his MBA in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee in 2016.
Lazarus is a native of Weston, Fla.
Lazarus married Joy Heriveaux in July 2015. The couple has a son, Jayden Carter, who was born in 2018.