is in his second season as the Aggies offensive line coach under head coach Rod
Broadway. This is Wagner's second stint with the North Carolina A&T
program. Wagner is responsible for leading the Aggies offensive line. He will
also be instrumental in monitoring the players academic successes and
recruiting quality talent to the A&T program.
In his first
season under Broadway, Wagner brought invigorating intensity to the offensive
line unit. The results were positive. The Aggies ranked third in the conference
in rushing offense with 3.9 yards per carry and 166.9 total rushing yards per
game. The O-Line also gave quarterback Lewis Kindle enough time to throw for
to A&T, Wagner spent one season as Broadway's offensive line coach at Grambling.
During his one season at Grambling, the Tigers offensive linemen made life
comfortable for their quarterback. The Tigers only surrendered 1.91 sacks per
game, the second fewest in the SWAC.
also had the second-best rushing offense in the SWAC, and Wagner's offensive
line helped Frank Warren rush for 139.7 yards per game. Prior to his stint at
Grambling, Wagner was an assistant coach at nearby Winston-Salem State, where
he served as the Rams running backs and strength and conditioning coach.
Wagner returned to Abilene Christian University, where he spent a portion of
his collegiate career, to coach running backs and serve as the team's special
teams coordinator. He also recruited the South Dallas area.
Wagner has also
been an assistant on the high school level. In 2006, he started a three-year
stint as the defensive coordinator at Mary Carroll High School in Corpus
Christi, Texas. While there, he also served as the special teams coordinator
and the defensive line and linebackers coach. Wagner's other coaching stops
include the University of Central Arkansas, Trinity Valley Community College,
A&T, Midwestern State and Ranger College.
A&T's running game coordinator and offensive line and strength and conditioning
coach from 2001-02 under then head coach Bill Hayes. During his first coaching
stint in Aggieland, Wagner coached two future NFL offensive linemen in Qasim
Mitchell and Junius Coston. The Aggies offensive line helped the Aggies have
the best scoring offense in the MEAC in 2001.
As a player,
Wagner started his college football career at Texas Christian University. He
spent three seasons with the Horned Frogs before transferring to Abilene
Christian. During his only season at ACU in 1994, he earned second-team
All-American honors along with first-team All-Lone Star Conference accolades as
an offensive tackle.
ACU, Wagner went to training camp for the Dallas Cowboys. He also spent time
with the New York Giants (1995) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1997). His
professional career also took him to NFL Europe, where his Scottish Claymores
won the World Bowl in 1996. In 1998, his Rhein Fire was NFL Europe's runner-up.
a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree at Midwestern University in 2000.