In previous seasons, Hager led the Jimmie program to five conference tournament championships (2004, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014) and has coached the Jimmies to eight regular season Conference Championships, thirteen Regional appearances, three Regional Championships (2004, 2006, 2008), and three Super Regionals (2004, 2006, 2008). The Jimmies won the 2008 Super Regional Championship and secured two NAIA College World Series Appearances (2004, 2008).
Hager has coached the USA Athletes International team in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as Townsville, Australia, and Antwerp, Belgium. Prior to joining the JC staff, Hager was in Wilson, N.C., where he was head baseball coach for the Wilson Tobs in the Coastal Plain Collegiate Summer League. He has also served as assistant coach at Michigan State University, University of North Dakota, and Jamestown College.