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Darrell Ivan Hazell (born April 14, 1964) is an American college football coach. He is currently the head football coach for the Purdue Boilermakers. Hazell was previously the head coach for the Kent State Golden Flashes from 2011 to 2012.

A native of Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey, Hazell graduated in 1982 from Cinnaminson High School where he played football and ran track and then attended Muskingum University starting in the fall of 1982. He played on the football team as a starter for his final three years at the school. Hazell graduated in 1986.

He held assistant coaching positions at Oberlin, Eastern Illinois, Penn, Western Michigan, Army, West Virginia, and Rutgers. Hazell then served as the wide receivers coach at Ohio State under Jim Tressel from 2004 to 2010. In December 2010, Kent State hired him as its head coach. On November 28, 2012, Hazell was named 2012 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year by the conference's coaches.

On December 5, 2012, Purdue named Hazell their new head coach, replacing Danny Hope.

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