Thank you, Michelle and Michael Hagerty!

Friday, Aug 27, 2021
Michelle and Michael Hagerty

Today, FAU Athletics received a $2.5 million gift from Michelle and Michael Hagerty to support the football program. The head football coaching position will now be named the Hagerty Family Head Football Coach in their honor.

The Hagertys became involved with FAU Football after meeting Head Coach Willie Taggart. They were impressed with his vision for the program and his dedication to developing our players’ strengths, values and personal interests. Their gift also will support the Chasing Greatness Program, which was established by Coach Taggart to encourage our football players to strengthen themselves academically, athletically and personally.

This is Coach Taggart’s second season as head coach of the Owls. Last season under his leadership, the team was undefeated at home. FAU Football kicks off its 2021 season Saturday, Sept. 4 at the University of Florida. The home opener is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. vs. Georgia Southern. Click here for tickets and additional information.

Successful sports teams play an important role in boosting FAU’s national reputation. Generous donors like the Hagertys are contributing to that effort, by supporting our student-athletes as they strive for excellence in the classroom and in competition. Thank you, Michelle and Michael Hagerty!