As the new director of operations, Palmer will assist with day-to-day operations, equipment distribution, travel coordination and academics.
"We are looking for Michael to take this position to the next level," head coach Kyla Holas said. "He brings some great experience on both the equipment and academics side that will assist our staff and athletes."
Palmer comes to Houston after finishing graduate school at LSU. While attending classes, he also served as the LSU Softball graduate assistant manager. In that role, Palmer helped with game day and practice operations, distribution of equipment, coordinated team travel and worked with video.
A Dayton, Ohio native, Palmer graduated from LSU this May with a master's degree in sports management and earned a bachelor's of science in sport and leisure studies at Ohio State University in Aug. 2012.