"Charlie is a tremendous young coach and his attention to detail is superb," White said. "He has a wonderful relationship with our players and staff. He knows our players and our system. He is, without a doubt, the right fit."
A native of Upland, W.Va., Hagley has served as Marshall's director of marketing since October of 2000. In addition to this, Hagley served as the color commentator for Marshall men's basketball on the Thundering Herd/ISP Sports Network last season. He replaces Jeff Burkhammer who left the staff in June to become head coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
"This is a dream come true to have the opportunity to coach at my alma mater," Hagley said. "I am grateful to coach White for his belief in me as a coach and a person. I consider it a privledge to work for a man that I grew up idolizing as a player and a coach."
After a prep career as an all-state basketball player and four-year starter at Hannan High School, Hagley received his bachelor's degree in social studies education from Marshall in 1995.
Hagley, 30, coached basketball and taught at Rockbridge County High School in Lexington, Va., from 1996-98 before returning to Marshall as a men's basketball graduate assistant under Greg White in the fall of 1998. During his two-year stint as a graduate assistant, Hagley handled film exchange, team travel arrangements, summer camps, on-campus recruiting, and scheduling duties. He received a master's degree in sports administration from Marshall in 2000.
Hagley directs his Hoops-N-Hustle basketball camp at Hannan High School each summer and also works numerous camps around the nation including the UCLA Basketball Camp and the Morgan Wooten Basketball Camp.
Hagley is married to the former Jamie Alexander of Lapeer, Mich. The couple has a two-year-old daughter, Grace Elizabeth, and resides in Upland, W.Va.