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Chaz Hazzan
2018 Team/6th Grade

Chaz Hazzan
2012 Assistant Coach
 Matrix 2018 Black Team

General Background.  Chaz Hazzan played Division III College football at Marrietta College in Ohio and received his MA from American University in Washington, DC in 1981.  He grew up in Buffalo, NY and is a big Syracuse basketball fan…Go SU! 


Coach Chaz lived in Great Falls, VA, for almost 20 years.  Chaz has two daughters.  His older daughter is currently a senior at Arizona State University.  She played varsity basketball at Langley HS.   His youngest daughter is a senior at Langley HS.  She played freshmen and JV basketball at Langley HS as well. Both girls also played at the AAU level. 


Chaz now lives in Reston and is currently coaching the Chantilly Girls’ 12U Division 1 FCYBL basketball team.  This will be Coach Chaz's second year with the Matrix. 



Coaching Experience.  Coach Chaz has extensive coaching experience at the Select, AAU, high school and recreational level including:

McLean Select Basketball

  • 2011-2012 6th Grade Division 1 head coach 

Chantilly Select Basketball

  • 2010-2011 12U Division 1 head coach 
  • 2009-2010 11U, Division 1 head coach
  • 2008-2009 14U Head coach – tied for league champs, coached MVP

Great Falls Select Basketball

  • Head coach for 2004, 2005 and 2006 at 11U, 12U and 14U, respectively
  • *2006, League champs (17-1), Tournament champs, coached MVP, and Most Valuable Coach
  • Fairfax Stars Summer League all three years, including 2005 Fairfax Stars Summer League Champs
  • Great Falls Select Assistant Coach from 2000, 2001, 2002 at 11U, 12U and 14U, respectively

Langley High School

  • Fall Program, JV, 2009
  • Summer Program, Varsity, 2006
  • Fall Program, Varsity, 2006
  • Summer Program, JV, 2005; 2005 Falls Church League Summer Champs
  • Fall Program, JV, 2005

Other Coaching

  • Loudon Lasers, AAU, assistant coach in 2003 at 14U
  • Great Falls House League:  Head coach: 2001, 2002, 2003

Other Awards

  • 2009 Chantilly Youth Association Volunteer of the Year


Coaching Philosophy.
Coach Chaz only has three major rules that he coaches by:

1.                  110% Hustle 100% of the time

2.                  Team over individual

3.                  Have fun


Coach Chaz believes there are three ingredients for success:

1.                  Physical toughness

2.                  Mental focus

3.                  Plenty of Heart


Bring all three ingredients to a game and you will come out on top 99% of the time. 


Talent is great to have; but toughness and hustle wins most games.  Coach Chaz’s high school coach always used to say: “it’s not the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog” that wins most of the time. 


Chaz tells his girls; our goal is to win every game.   However, if we have to lose; let’s make sure that we never get beat.  There is a big difference.


At the end of the day; it’s all about the kids and it’s our job (coaches and parents) to make sure that they have a positive experience. 


Coach Chaz is looking forward to working as an assistant coach for the Matrix 2018 Black team this spring.


Go Matrix!


You can reach Coach Chaz at


Last updated:  February 17, 2012