Haiden Nagel
Assistant Athletic Director of Development
FAU Class of 2017 and 2019

Haiden Nagel joined the Division of Institutional Advancement in August 2022 as the Assistant Athletic Director of Development for Florida Atlantic University. In his current role, Haiden oversees the Athletics day-to-day annual fund, development’s internal operations, initiatives and manages a 200+ prospect portfolio. In his first year of fundraising, the FAU athletics development team raised $15.3 million dollars and gained 503 new donors.

Prior to this role, Haiden was hired as the Community Relations Coordinator. He was responsible for developing the community relations position, responsible for promoting 19 teams and the Florida Atlantic athletic brand. He also participated and collaborated in marketing, fundraising and ticket sales. His efforts assisted a fundraising campaign that added a 25% increase in new donor participation to an annual fund, contributing to a 147% overall giving increase for the year.

He was credited with the implementation of a summer reading program, Touchdown Readers, that increased 890% in youth participation in year one of the program. Nagel was part of the team that initiated and collaborated on creating a lead generator program, Paradise Pride, in the six ticketed sports and assisted with the Varsity Owls’ program for former student-athletes. Nagel worked as interim director of marketing in 2021 and remained an assistant, conducting marketing game scripts for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball during the COVID-19 seasons.

Nagel came to FAU as a freshman football player in 2013 and has been involved with the program ever since. He served as development assistant until his community relations appointment. Prior to this, Nagel worked as a learning assistant in the FAU student-athlete center for academic excellence, while completing his MBA, and working with the Florida Panthers as a Panther Patrol member. He also completed an internship with Northwestern Mutual.  While in school, Nagel worked as an honorary observer coordinator and operations intern for the Oasis Championship, a PGA Tour Champions Event, and on the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium event and gameday staffs.

Nagel was a five-year member of the FAU football team, a defensive lineman, and member of the 2017 Conference USA and Boca Raton Bowl championship team. He earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2016-18), served as the Sergeant at Arms for Delta Tau Delta and received the Kershner Scholar (2015).


  • Florida Atlantic University: Master of Business Administration in Sports Management, Bachelor of Business in Finance