Meet Coach Paul Hogan

 

  • 500th career college win 92-80 win over VTC on January 21, 2015
  • Preston N. Eames Award 2014
  • USCAA Athletic Director of the Year 2012
  • YSCC Coach of the Year 2013
  • Walter Smith Coaches Award 2011
  • 400th career college win with a 79-77 win over LRCC on January 9, 2011
  • YSCC Coach of the Year 2010
  • Plymouth State University induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame 2007
  • USCAA D-2 Men’s National Champions 2005
  • USCAA Coach of the Year 2002
  • Little East Coach of the Year 1998
  • Little East Coach of the Year 1991
  • NH Class I Baseball Champions 1990

A New Hampshire native dedicated to teaching and coaching his entire professional career, Paul Hogan has been recognized as one of the premier instructors of the game of basketball in the New England area. For the past 30 plus years, Coach Hogan has been coaching basketball at many different levels, directing camps and clinics in New Hampshire to improve basketball skills, develop positive self-esteem and to learn the necessary ingredients to be a successful member of a “team.”

NHTI captured the USCAA national championship this year completing a record setting 31-3 season defeating Golden State Baptist 72-70 in the Division II championship game. Hogan’s basketball teams are well known for their relentless fast paced style of play and aggressive full court defensive effort.

On January 9, 2011, Coach Hogan led NHTI past LRCC for win number 400 in a career. The Lynx also captured the YSCC tournament title earning NHTI another bid to the national tournament in Pennsylvania finishing fourth overall. The YSCC honored Coach Hogan with the Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year award in 2013 after a fantastic 33-5 season and regular season YSCC Championship.

On February 18, 2006, Coach Hogan surpassed the 300th career win milestone with a 89-79 win over rival Vermont Technical College in the semi-finals of the Yankee Small College Conference tournament. Hogan’s Capitals went on to win the tournament championship upsetting Hesser College in the finals 84-80 at the host site in South Portland, Maine.

The NHTI Capitals (now Lynx) are recognized as a leader in small college hoops comprising winning seasons and a program that is often visited for recruiting purposes by Division II and Division III coaches. In 2002, NHTI was the USCAA Division II National Runner-Up finishing with an astonishing 29-4 record. Hogan’s NHTI teams have become recognized as teams that will competed for the USCAA national tourney the last four years.

In his eight years at Plymouth State College, Paul Hogan composed the highest winning percentage of any men’s basketball coach in the school’s history at 136-80. His unique coaching style and dedication to the fundamentals of the game guided the Plymouth State Panthers to postseason play in the prestigious NCAA Tournament and numerous ECAC berths. Hogan was recognized as the Little East Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1998.

Hogan is active in his many duties at NHTI chairing the annual NHTI/Delta Dental 5 K Benefit road race at NHTI every April that raises scholarship money for the Jen Kemp Scholarship fund. In 2013 under Hogan’s leadership, the first annual “Qounquer the Quad” fitness challenge was added as another scholarship fundraiser for NHTI students. Currently the NHTI Athletic Department is working on a benefit golf tournament fundraiser to assist NHTI Athletics.

In 2012, the Boys and Girls Club Classic was established as a series of yearly basketball contests between Plymouth State University and Rivier University with proceeds from the men’s/women’s doubleheader being put into another scholarship fund for NHTI students named the NHTI Boys and Girls Club scholarship.

Hogan is a regular speaker at graduation ceremonies, team banquets, youth coach’s clinics and at career days around New England. The NHAHPERD conference in Waterville Valley is just one example of Hogan’s commitment to the youth of NH and the professionals that serve the greater New England area. Please feel free to contact Coach Hogan to speak at your special event.

Athletic Director and Professor of Sports Management at NHTI are the full time duties for Hogan year round. In addition to his NHTI duties, Hogan has served the Yankee Small College Conference as the conference President from 2005-16 and now serves as the Past President. Prior to the YSCC formation, Hogan served as the NNESCC President and YSCAA Vice-President from 1999-2005. Hogan also serves on a number of USCAA national committees including the Ratings and Selection chairperson.

Hogan’s background in physical education, coaching and recreation has proven to be very helpful with creating camps and clinics that offer campers a special experience growing on the court and off the court.

An adjunct for Plymouth State University, Endicott College and Southern NH University are other examples of Hogan’s commitment to continuing to educate the future leaders of education, sports business, administration and coaching. Hogan regularly speaks to groups about leadership, career days and sports banquets around New England.