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Browns hire Brown, Hagen

By Marla Ridenour Published: February 17, 2009

Browns coach Eric Mangini has hired former NFL running back Gary Brown to handle his old position and ex-Butch Davis assistant Steve Hagen to direct tight ends.

An eighth-round draft pick of Houston in 1991, Brown played eight seasons for the Oilers, San Diego Chargers and New York Giants and recorded two 1,000-yard seasons. He spent last year at Rutgers. The Penn State product has also worked at Williamsport Area (Pa.) High School and Lycoming College.

Hagen returns to the Browns, where he worked with tight ends (2001-03) and quarterbacks (2004) under Davis. After leaving Cleveland, Hagen spent one season as offensive coordinator at Fresno State, then rejoined Davis at the University of North Carolina for two years as tight ends coach.

Hagen's college experience also includes stops at Cal, San Jose State, Wartburg College (Iowa), UNLV, Nevada, Notre Dame, Northern Arizona, Illinois, Kansas and Kent State, where he directed quarterbacks in 1991. Hagen played wide receiver at Cal Lutheran.


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