The “Celebrate 2015” weekend kicks off with the sixth-annual Varsity Letter Jacket Presentation and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Spartan coaches and staff members volunteer in the Greater Lansing area to support the community.
Haller led the transition of the Varsity `S' Club into being a fully integrated part of the MSU Athletics Department. The Varsity `S' Club was previously 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.
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.
In addition, 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.
Prior to his appointment in athletics, Haller was a 1st Lt. for the MSU Police Department and served on the force for 13 years.
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. His career totals include 199 tackles, eight pass break-ups and three interceptions. He 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).
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.
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.