- Allen Sitzler, better known as `Hawk', joined Roger Frazier's staff as full-time assistant equipment manager in September 2007.
- The Cleveland native's responsibility includes managing the daily operation of the equipment room, from practice to scheduling, supervision of the student managers as well as ordering and maintaining the team's adidas gear and football equipment.
- Sitzler graduated from Cleveland High School and then Cleveland State Community College, playing baseball and basketball at both stops, before arriving at UT. He earned his undergraduate degree in communications, with a minor in sport management, and then completed his master's in sport administration.
- During those years, Sitzler served as a student manager from 1996-2000, including the last two years as head student manager, before climbing aboard Frazier's staff in a part-time role.