Reports: IU Football Defensive Line Coach Mark Hagen Headed to Texas

Mark Hagen is headed back to Texas.

Multiple reports have the IU defensive line coach going to the University of Texas to share defensive line coaching duties for the Longhorns.

A Carmel, Ind. native and former IU player, Hagen returned to the Hoosiers as assistant defensive coordinator and defensive line coach in 2016. He was named co-defensive coordinator in 2018.

Before returning to Indiana in 2016, Hagen coached at Texas A&M under Kevin Sumlin where he coached linebackers in 2013-2014, and the defensive tackles in 2015.  According to multiple sources, Hagen’s family stayed in Texas in 2016, a factor that might have influenced this move.

After an IU playing career that saw him become a two-time second-team All-Big Ten selection, three-time Academic All-Big Ten winner, and a captain at linebacker, Hagen did a couple tours of duty in Bloomington.

Hagen was a graduate and administrative assistant with the Hoosiers from 1992-95, and he served as the Indiana defensive tackles coach and special teams coordinator in 2011-12.  He added recruiting coordinator duties in 2012.

Collectively Hagen owns 27 years of coaching experience, including 23 in the Big Ten and the SEC, and has coached in 12 bowl games.

As a player, Hagen led the team in tackles three-straight years from 1989-91, and he was the team’s Balfour Award recipient in 1991 for bringing distinction and honor to the university. He is tied for fifth in Hoosiers history with 336 career tackles.

Hagen was named the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the 1991 Copper Bowl, IU’s last postseason win.

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