Hagan, Arthur - 1991
Arthur Hagan was a three-sport letterman in high school and played varsity football Clemson and Miami. Still, he made his greatest mark as a coach and leader.
After his college career ended in 1946, Hagan participated in athletics in the U.S. Army before starting his coaching career in Americus. He returned to active service in the Air Force for the Korean War, but returned to his hometown to coach under Vic Mell at Benedictine in 1952.
In 1953, Hagan found a real home. He became a coach at Roosevelt High in Atlanta and coached actively until advancing to the role of Assistant Principal in 1969. During those years, Hagan was the winningest coach in Atlanta’s school system for 1962-65. In addition, he was elected president of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.
After retiring in 1982, he returned to coaching once again to direct the middle school program at St. Andrew’s on the Marsh in Savannah.