Hagen to NFL

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina assistant coach Steve Hagen has decided to take a position with the Cleveland Browns, multiple sources close to the situation confirmed Monday morning.

Hagen coached the tight ends at UNC for the last two seasons. He coached with Butch Davis before from 2001-2004 with the Cleveland Browns, and prior to that he has two decades of college coaching experience, including stops at Fresno State, California, San Jose State, Iowa, UNLV and Nevada.


3pm Update - UNC released a statement Monday afternoon confirming the two staff departures (Hagen and Tommy Thigpen) and Butch Davis issued the following statement ...

"I appreciate everything Tommy Thigpen and Steve Hagen did to help build our program at North Carolina. Both Tommy and Steve made the decision to leave based on what was in the best interest of their families and professional careers. I wish them well in their new positions. As I've said before, our assistant coaches will become increasingly more attractive to other programs as we continue to have success. Moving forward, we will bring in outstanding coaches who are excellent teachers and recruiters and who will continue the growth of our program. This is a tremendous opportunity to add to an already outstanding staff."

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