Letter From the Associate AD

Welcome to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and to the Academics homepage for Blazer Athletics. We invite you to spend some time browsing through this site to learn about all of the support services we provide to our student-athletes here at UAB. We truly believe that our university offers "Knowledge that will change your World".

Our support services team is located at the Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire Academic Center, inside the Bell Building. Our mission is to guide our student-athletes and provide them with the necessary tools and resources to be successful in the classroom, on the field of play, and in life. Our dedicated staff at the Hoke Hire Center is committed to helping you every step of the way as you pursue your degree at one of the best public institutions in the nation.

I hope you find the information we present to you here useful. If you have any questions as you visit this site, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Fernandez West
Associate Athletic Director | Student-Athlete Support Services
University of Alabama at Birmingham Athletics