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Alan Haller
Alan  Haller

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief of Staff/ Varsity S Dir.



Spartan Athletics Announces Staff Promotions

Haller named Chief of Staff, Moeder named Chief Financial Officer, Daniels and Larson promoted to Associate AD.


Varsity S Club Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

The Celebrate 2015 weekend kicks off with the sixth-annual Varsity Letter Jacket Presentation and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17.


Alan Haller Named Varsity S Club Executive Director


MSU Athletics Department Organizes Random Acts of Spartans

Spartan coaches and staff members volunteer in the Greater Lansing area to support the community.

Alan Haller, who is entering his eighth year with the athletic department, was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director in August 2015. He added Chief of Staff duties in August 2017.

In his new duties as Chief of Staff, Haller will have increased interaction with Athletic Director Hollis, assisting him in many areas on a daily basis, and also serving as a liaison to various units both within and outside the athletic department.

Haller's relationships with current and former student-athletes continues to be an important asset for the athletic department and the overall well-being of the student-athletes. In this role, he helps manage student-athlete conduct and accountability.

In addition, Haller, who joined the athletics department as an Associate Athletics Director for Administration in 2010, directs and oversees all areas of the Varsity `S' Club as part of his role as senior associate AD. The biggest initiative has been to increase membership by reaching out to past Spartan student-athletes.

Haller led the transition of the Varsity `S' Club into being a fully integrated part of the MSU Athletics Department. The Varsity `S' Club previously was run entirely by volunteer Spartan letterwinners before Haller was named the executive director in January 2013. With the utilization of the resources of the athletics department, the collaboration has enhanced the club's ability to gather and engage all Spartan letterwinners through more involved interaction.

Prior to his appointment in athletics, Haller was a 1st Lt. for the MSU Police Department and served on the force for 13 years. While serving as a 1st Lt. for the MSU Police Department, Haller was in charge of the Uniform Division, which is the largest component of the department.

A four-year letterman as a cornerback for Coach George Perles from 1988-91, Haller earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as both a junior and senior and made three postseason bowl appearances with the Spartans (1989 Gator, 1989 Aloha and 1990 John Hancock). The former Lansing (Mich.) Sexton star was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 1992 National Football League Draft. Haller spent three seasons in the NFL, playing for Cleveland (1992), Pittsburgh (1992-93) and Carolina (1995).

During the football coaching search in 2006, Haller played a key role in the hiring process of Mark Dantonio, joining former MSU Athletics Director Ron Mason, head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, and Hollis on the selection team.

Haller holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State and a master's degree in human resources from Central Michigan.

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