Virginia affiliate head coach and large receivers coach Marques Hagans is departing the UVA soccer program after 11 seasons to grow to be the following large receivers coach at Penn State, as first reported by On3’s Matt Zenitz on Monday morning.
Hagans replaces Taylor Stubblefield as the following large receivers coach on James Franklin’s employees at Penn State and joins one other UVA alum and former Virginia coach Anthony Poindexter, who serves as Penn State’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.
Marques Hagans leaves an enduring legacy as an icon of the Virginia soccer program each as a coach and as a participant. A four-year letterwinner as a quarterback at UVA from 2002-2005, Hagans is at present tenth all-time in profession passing at Virginia with 4,877 passing yards and ranks seventh in complete offense with 5,779 complete yards. A fifth spherical draft decide to the St. Louis Rams in 2016, Hagans frolicked in St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Washington over the course of a five-year NFL profession earlier than retiring in 2010.
Hagans started his teaching profession at UVA as a graduate assistant in 2011 and have become the large receivers coach in 2013, a place he held underneath the tenures of three totally different head coaches, serving underneath Mike London, Bronco Mendenhall, and Tony Elliott, who promoted Hagans to the place of affiliate head coach at the beginning of 2022.
Hagans is answerable for teaching 9 of the highest 15 large receivers in Virginia soccer historical past and he coached arguably the most efficient receiving cores within the ACC in each the 2019 and 2021 seasons. The record of notable large receivers to be coached by Hagans is lengthy and spectacular and contains the likes of Olamide Zaccheaus, Kris Burd, Hasise DuBois, Darius Jennings, Billy Kemp, Joe Reed, Canaan Severin, Terrell Jana, Dontayvion Wicks, Keytaon Thompson, and Lavel Davis Jr.
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The process of filling the place of large receivers coach at Virginia might be an amazing problem for Tony Elliott, who might be hard-pressed to search out somebody who cannot solely recruit and develop expertise on the stage of Marques Hagans, however extra importantly, who can join with the gamers to method he has and who means as a lot to UVA soccer as Marques Hagans does.
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