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Michael Hagensick is a Panther alum, earning a degree in elementary education from UNI in 2012 and a master's in special education from Morningside College in 2017. Prior to joining the UNI staff in July 2018, Hagensick served as the assistant senior coach at the Black Hawk Area Swim Team (BLAST) for 10 years. Hagensick was the head coach at Waterloo West High School for the girl's and boy's program as well as serving the Cedar Falls girl's coach.

Working with BLAST, Hagensick has helped to design and implement competitive swimming progressions for more than 200 athletes, including those at the collegiate level. Hagensick has earned the honor of being a member of the Iowa Age Group Staff of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Hagensick is married to Scotti (Schon), a former cross country and track and field athlete for the Panthers. They have twin boys, Heath and Oliver.