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Hi, it’s Coach Hager and I’m starting my 21st year of teaching elementary PE in Wake County and 28th year of coaching the sport of jump rope. Before teaching, I worked for 8 years as the Youth Sports Director at the Cary Family YMCA. Mrs. Hager, a UNC-Chapel Hill Teaching Fellow, and I have been married 28 years. Our son, Will, and our daughter, Foster, both attend UNC- Chapel Hill now, and both came through WCPSS. I graduated from Furman University (Greenville, SC) in 1992 with a Health & Exercise Science Degree, certified to teach PE and Biology. I am an NC native, born in Wilson and grew up next to Western Carolina University in a small town (without a stoplight) called Webster, in a house on the side of a mountain. I achieved National Board Certification in 2004 and have renewed since. I love cheering on the Tar Heels and Carolina Panthers. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy board games, puzzles, exercising, fly fishing, being with my family and being outdoors.