William V. Lazor ’94
A 1994 graduate of Cornell with a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies, Lazor was a three-year starting quarterback and graduated with 26 passing and total offensive program records. An All-Ivy League performer, Lazor was a 1993 team captain and team most valuable player as a senior, leading to an invitation to play in the 1994 Epson Ivy Bowl in Tokyo, Japan.
Lazor is a member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the NFL Coaches Association (NFLCA). The Scranton, Pa., native and his wife Nicole, have a son, Nolan, and a daughter, Marin.
Bill Lazor enters his first season at Virginia and will serve on Mike London's staff as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Lazor comes to Lazor comes to Virginia after seven seasons in the NFL, most recently as the quarterbacks coach the past two years with the Seattle Seahawks.With the Seahawks, Lazor guided Pro Bowler Matt Hasselback for the past two seasons under head coaches Mike Holmgren and Jim Mora, Jr., respectively. Prior to his stint in Seattle, Lazor spent four seasons with the Washington Redskins. The 2006 and 2007 seasons Lazor was the quarterbacks coach for legendary head coach Joe Gibbs. In his first two seasons in Washington, Lazor was an offensive assistant. Lazor got his NFL start in 2003 under Dan Reeves as the Atlanta Falcons offensive quality control coach.
Lazor's last collegiate stop was as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Buffalo in 2001 and 2002, just after the Bulls rejoined the FBS ranks in 1999. Prior to his days heading the Bulls offense, Lazor spent seven seasons at his alma mater, Cornell. He started as a part-time assistant in 1994 and progressed to the passing game coordinator, recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1999 and 2000. He also spent time as the running backs, tight ends, wide receivers and junior varsity head coach during his tenure with the Big Red.