Marques Hagans enters his third season as a full-time coach on Mike London’s coaching staff after spending two years as a graduate coach, working with the offense. Hagans was named the wide receivers coach on Jan. 3, 2013.
Hagans helped Canaan Severin’s rise in 2014 as the junior led UVa with 42 catches for 578 yards and five touchdowns after entering the season with six career receptions.
Hagans oversaw the emergence of freshman wide receiver Keeon Johnson in 2013. Despite not playing the first four games of a potential redshirt season, Johnson completed one of the best true freshman seasons in recent UVa history, catching 20 passes for 282 yards and a score in the final eight games of the season.
Hagans was a four-year letterwinner at UVa from 2002-05 and currently is No. 7 all-time in passing at UVa with 4,877 passing yards. He finished his career at No. 5, but has since been passed by Jameel Seweel and Marc Verica, the two starting quarterbacks to follow him in Charlottesville. Hagans in No. 5 all-time at UVa in total offense with 5,779 yards and his 2005 season ranks No. 3 all-time with 2,802 total yards. Only his predecessor, Matt Schaub, had better seasons (2002 & 2003) in the UVa annals in regards to total offense.
The St. Louis Rams selected Hagans in the fifth round (144 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with the Rams before being picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2009 campaign. Hagans finished the 2009 season with the Washington Redskins and was released in the summer of 2010 after injuring himself in off-season workouts.
Hagans is a native of Hampton, Va., and graduated from Hampton High School after spending two years at neighboring Bethel High School. As a junior at Hampton, Hagans led the Crabbers to the state championship in Group AAA, Division 5 of the Virginia High School League in 1998. Hampton advanced to the state semifinals in Hagans’ senior season in 1999.
Hagans graduated with a degree in anthropology from UVa in 2005 and is currently finishing a graduate degree in professional studies.
Hagans resides in Charlottesville with his wife, the former Lauren Swierczek, a former Cavalier women’s basketball player. The couple has two sons, Christopher Dex and Jackson Watford.