Alec Zimmerman was hired as the program's first director of operations on June 4, 2013.
Zimmerman has been a part of the Michigan Athletic Department since his undergraduate years at Michigan, when he first started as a volunteer student recruiting aide for football in 2008. After one year, he then served as the head student equipment manager for football from 2009 to 2011. In 2011, Zimmerman was hired full time by Michigan as the lacrosse equipment manager.
In his role as U-M's equipment manager he was responsible for many similar duties he will assume as the director of operations. He was charged with overseeing all equipment operations for the men's and women's lacrosse teams, which included budgeting, purchasing and inventory. He was also a liaison with coaches, players, and athletic department staff, assisted with travel plans, oversaw a team of student managers and helped coordinate all equipment needs for Michigan men's lacrosse camps.
As the director of operations, Zimmerman will be responsible for all day-to-day office operations, which include overseeing all aspects of the budget, team travel and home game logistics. He will also supervise team managers, coordinate on-campus recruiting visits and events and manage camp operations for the Wolverines. In addition, he will serve as the liaison between the women's lacrosse program and other departments within Michigan Athletics.
The Lambertville, Mich., native earned a bachelor's degree in sport management from the University of Michigan in 2011 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in educational leadership-higher education/student affairs from Eastern Michigan University.