Jim returns to the Bears as the interim head coach.
He was the head coach of the Coast Guard Academy men’s tennis team for eight years, the last year being 2013-14 season after serving as an assistant coach for five seasons.
Hazlin led the Bears to the NEWMAC tournament semifinals in six of his last seven seasons. He returns to coach this senior class which he recruited while head coach in the 2013-14 season. His 2012 recruiting class (CGA Class of 2016) was ranked 18th nationally in Division III by tennis recruiting network.
He led the Bears to the NEWMAC tournament championship match in 2011 and he was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year in 2009.
Hazlin is no stranger to Southeastern Connecticut as he was an assistant tennis coach at Ledyard High School for 13 years (1987-2000). The team won nine Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) team titles in those 13 years.