One of the most successful and experienced basketball coaches in the history of the state of NH, Coach Hogan is widely recognized around New England and beyond for his many contributions to the game of basketball. An outstanding teacher of the game, Hogan’s teams were recognized for fine team play, high skill level, determined effort and outstanding sportsmanship. His record of excellence for over 45 years is well known throughout coaching circles at every level.
- 649 Career College wins
- Raymond Burton Award June 2023
- USCAA Hall of Fame Induction June 2023
- NHBCO names the Senior Games MVP Award-Coach Paul Hogan MVP
- Yankee Small College Conference Lifetime Achievement Award March 3, 2023
- NHTI Gym Floor Dedication February 11, 2023
- Plymouth State Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award — October 2022
- 2020 USCAA D-2 Men’s National Champions
- James W. Desmarais Award 2019
- 600th career win 75-46 over Williamson College of the Trades (11-2-19)
- Preston N. Eames Award 2014
- USCAA Athletic Director of the Year 2013
- YSCC Coach of the Year 2010, 2013 & 2018
- Walter Smith Coaches Award 2011
- 2007 Plymouth State University induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame
- 2005 USCAA D-2 Men’s National Champions
- 2018 & 2002 USCAA Coach of the Year
- 1998 Little East Coach of the Year
- 1991 Little East Coach of the Year
- 1990 NH Class I Baseball Champions
A lifelong New Hampshire native, Hogan has dedicated his career to directing, teaching and coaching. Over his very distinguished career in education, Paul Hogan has been recognized as one of the premier instructors of the game of basketball in the Greater New England and New York area. For the past 45 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.”
In 2005, 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 November 2, 2019, Hogan earned his 600th career coaching win with the Lynx defeating rival Williamson College of the Trades 75-46. Hogan has been honored numerous times with YSCC Coach of the Year.
March 11, 2020 marked another historic day for NHTI with our Lynx capturing the USCAA D-2 Men’s National Championship defeating Penn. St. Greater Allegheny 74-70 in the tourney held in Uniontown, PA. With the win, NHTI finished a 27-3 overall season capturing their fourth straight YSCC regular season championship and their third straight YSCC tourney championship as well.
In 2017-18 season, Hogan was once again presented with the USCAA National
Basketball Coach of the year award along with the YSCC award. In February 2019, Hogan received the prestigious James W. Desmarais award for his continued service to NH Athletics.
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 remains active in his many duties at NHTI continuing to support the annual NHTI/Delta Dental 5 K Benefit road race at NHTI every April that raises scholarship money for the Jen Kemp Scholarship fund and the Boys and Girls Club Scholarship for NHTI students. And now assisting with fundraising for the Tom & Deb Walton Scholarship that was created for NHTI students in the late spring of 2023.
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 coaches clinics and at career days around New England. The NHAHPERD conference in Waterville Valley or the NH Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony in Concord are examples of Hogan’s commitment to the youth of NH and the professionals that serve the greater New England area.
Hogan retired during the summer of 2022 as the Athletic Director, Men’s Basketball Coach and Professor of Sports Management at NHTI. In addition to his past NHTI duties, Hogan served the Yankee Small College Conference as the conference President from 2005-2016. Prior to the YSCC formation, Hogan served as the NNESCC President and YSCAA Vice-President from 1999-2005.
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 NHTI, Plymouth State University 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.
Conner Lane is a graduate of Keene State (2016 BS ED) and currently teaches elementary physical education in Merrimack NH. Coach Lane currently serves as the Freshmen boys coach at Londonderry High School in NH. A graduate of White Mts. Regional High School, Lane was a stellar three sport athlete and served as a team leader as a captain for many of the Spartan teams. Coach Lane has been a member of the Hogan Camps staff of camps for the many years.
David Levesque is a graduate of PSU 1992 BS ED/1996 MED ) and currently the principal at Franklin High School after many years at Plymouth Regional High School and Laconia High School (Boys & Girls head coach) and a number of years assisting Coach Hogan at PSU. A PSU Hall of Famer, Coach Levesque was known for his sharpshooting skills and is one of the all-time great scorers in Panther history.
Meagan Short is a graduate of Daemon College (2015 BS ED) and currently works at the Williams School in Mystic, Ct. She had previously served as an assistant women’s coach on the NHTI Lynx women’s basketball coaching staff. A fine player at Timberlane High School, Coach Short studied Athletic Training at Daemon and played on the women’s hoop team as well. Short has been a long time coach at Hogan Camps.
Dan Jacobs is a graduate of PSU (2006 BS/PE) Physical Education teacher at Chester Academy (NH) schools teaching physical education and Adventure Education. He coaches and works with both of the middle school basketball team and is also coaching the soccer and baseball teams at Chester. Coach Jacobs was an active participant in many different physical activities during his time at PSU and has a coach with Hogan Camps since 2010. Campers can expect to work with Coach Jacobs at Rip City Basketball Camp, the Point Guard & Post Player camps, Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps and the Specialty Basketball Camp.
Ben Hill is a graduate of Bryant College (1994/BS/Bus) and has served as both a men’s and women’s basketball assistant at NHTI in Concord under Coach Hogan and Coach Shelly Winters. Coach Hill continues to serve as assistant coach at Gilford High School since the 2019-20 season. He is a former assistant at Pembroke Academy where he was a stellar 2 sport athlete in baseball and basketball. Hill is currently the assistant principal at Belmont Elementary School. Coach Hill begins another season with Hogan Camps serving as an assistant director specializing in post play.
Dala Johnson is a graduate of SNHU (2012 BS ED) and was the NHTI head women’s coach from 2018-22. Coach Johnson is currently teaching math in the Maryland but will return to NH for the summer and our annual basketball camps. “Princess” Dala has a long history with Paul Hogan Basketball camps starting at a very early age as a camper, then counselor and now as a coach. A very fine player at Timberlane HS, Dala played basketball at the University of Maine and then SNHU. The daughter of Bruce Johnson, Dala is a terrific teacher and role model for our young players and will be at many of the summer camps including the Point Guard & Post Player camps.
Bruce Johnson is another graduate of PSC (1974 BS/PE) and is currently the varsity girls basketball coach at HIllsboro-Deering High School after many years at John Stark Regional High and Timberlane High School. Coach Johnson is regarded as the finest foul shooter in PSC history and still owns several PSC records for shooting and shooting percentage. Coach Johnson has been a long time friend and supporter of Coach Hogan’s camps serving in many capacities over the years. He is the father of Evan, Dala and Elise Johnson who work every summer at several camps throughout the summer.
Evan Johnson is a PSC graduate (1997, B.S./Bus.) (MED, PSU 2006) and a very well-known coach on the summer basketball circuit. He was a member of 4 fine PSC teams playing the off guard and small forward positions and known as a very good shooter under Coach Hogan. Since graduation, “The Big E” has been coaching and working at various high schools including Timberlane H.S. while working summers for Coach Hogan’s summer basketball camps. Coach Johnson is well rounded in his ability to coach boys and girls on the finer points of basketball and is a physical education teacher at Fairgrounds Middle School in Nashua, NH. An outstanding basketball official, Coach Johnson can be seen running up and down the “courts” all over NH throughout the four seasons.
Matt Swedberg is a PSC graduate (1991, B.S./P.E.) and currently serves as the head coach for girls basketball at Moultonborough Academy. Coach Swedberg was the team captain at Plymouth State College during the 1990-91 season. He was also recognized as an All Little East Player and was awarded the Little East student-athlete academic achievement award. Coach Swedberg has been working with the Hogan Camps almost every year in a variety of capacities at many camps including the Specialty Basketball Camp, Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camp and the Point Guard & Post Player Basketball Camps. Swedberg was named Class S boys basketball Coach of the Year in 2005. All five of the Swedberg kids have enjoyed the Hogan Camps experience as campers and counselors. (Marcus, Drew, Riley, Reese and now Megan)
Bryce St. Cyr