Mr. T.J. Hagen
Mr. Hagen is a Biology teacher, Head Men's Varsity Soccer Coach and Head Girl's Cross country Coach. This is his 22nd year as a teacher, all at Mesa High. He attended Irving and Robson elementary, Taylor Jr. High and graduated in 1991 from Mesa High. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education and began teaching at M.H.S. in the fall of 1996.
Coach Hagen has been the head Boys Varsity coach for 21 years. He has won over 200 games as a head coach and has been named Arizona State Division I Coach of the year in 2013 as well as Section Coach of the year 3 times (2013, 2014, 2016) He has also been named Mesa City coach of the year 5 times (2007, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) and East Valley Tribune Coach of the Year twice. Coach Hagen holds a state D USSF Coaching license, has coached numerous area club teams at all levels (u-6 to u-18), played High school soccer at Mesa High, college soccer for the University of Arizona (1 season) and Arizona State University (4 seasons) as well as played professionally in 2000 for the Arizona Sahuaros outdoor team. He continues to play in various men’s leagues both indoor and outdoor.
Mr. Hagen has been married for 18 years and has 3 sons and a beautiful daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing sports and going up north and fishing and hiking. He also loves Star Wars. Teaching is the job he was meant to do and is so glad to be at Mesa High wearing the Purple and Gold. "Carry On!"