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Craig Bagnell
Contributor
Head Coach
University of Mary Marauders Football

Craig Bagnell was named head coach for the University of Mary Marauders football team in 2019, becoming the youngest head coach in NCAA football at the age of 27.

A native of Polson, Montana, Bagnell was a four-year starting quarterback for the Marauders from 2010 through 2013. A three-time team captain, he twice earned All-Northern Sun honors and directed the league’s top offense in 2011. He finished his career as the Marauders' all-time leader in touchdown passes (75), yards passing (9,170), passing attempts (1,229), and completions (759).

Bagnell graduated from the University of Mary in 2013 with a BS in Mathematics. Before coaching at the University of Mary, Bagnell directed a record-setting offense for three seasons at Bemidji State University.

Bagnell’s wife Julia currently works for the University of Mary as assistant head coach for the Marauders Golf program. He and Julia have a son named Lyle.

Published Pieces

A quaterback preparing to throw in pre-game warmups

Docility, Detachment, and Identity

Retired professional quarterback and football coach Brooks Bollinger joined Fr. Vasek and Coach Craig Bagnell to discuss docility, detachment, and identity in sport.

Brooks Bollinger
Craig Bagnell
Fr. Craig Vasek
Jul 1, 2021