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Mark Hogan

Player Profile

Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Head Coach

16th Season

Alma Mater:
Southeast Missouri State (1977)

Head Coach Mark Hogan begins his 16th season at the helm of the Southeast baseball program.

Since taking over the Southeast program after the 1994 season, he has compiled the most wins in the program's history (413), after passing the legendary Joe Uhls mark of 355 in 2007. Last season he became the first head coach in Southeast history to collect 400 career wins. In 2005, he joined Uhls in the 300-win club and also recorded his 700th career head coaching victory. With a record of 413-348-1 at Southeast, Hogan has amassed an overall record of 798-605-3 in 27 years of head coaching experience. The Cape Girardeau native and Southeast graduate also boasts the second-highest winning percentage (.542) in school history. He's the only coach in school history to win 30 games in a season, a feat he has achieved on seven occasions.

Southeast has become one of the premier teams in the Ohio Valley Conference over the previous 14 seasons. The Southeast baseball squad has appeared in 14 consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournaments under Hogan, the longest current streak in the OVC, and they have played in the OVC Championship title game seven of his 14 years. In 1998 and 2002, his teams claimed the OVC Championship crown and advanced to the NCAA Division I Regional Tournament. In 2002, he set a school-record with 37 wins and was named the OVC's Coach of the Year.

The Redhawks have enjoyed unparalleled success under Hogan, both on and off the field. Sixteen of his players have received OVC "Rookie," "Player," or "Pitcher of the Year" honors, and he has coached 11 All-Americans. Meanwhile, Hogan's student-athletes have had success in the classroom and in the community. Most recently, two Redhawks were named OVC Medal of Honor award-winners for having the highest GPA among all baseball players in the conference. After Hurricane Katrina in the Fall of 2005, the baseball team organized a clothing drive to benefit some 175 hurricane victims that relocated to Kennett, Mo., a community about 100 miles south of Cape Girardeau.

After transferring from Mineral Area College, Hogan was a member of the 1976 Southeast Missouri State baseball team that finished third in the nation at the NCAA Division II College World Series. The squad became the first baseball team inducted into the Southeast Missouri State University Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 2006 induction class. Hogan graduated from Southeast with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977. After graduation, he served as a graduate assistant for Mississippi State's baseball team in 1978 and 1979. In 1979, the Bulldogs were crowned SEC champions and advanced to the NCAA College World Series.

Hogan's first head coaching position came in 1982, when he earned the top spot at Lurleen B. Wallace (Ala.) Junior College. He amassed a 223-145 record in eight years at Lurleen. His 1988 squad posted a 38-16 record, won the AJCAA and NJCAA Region XXII championships and finished third in the NJCAA Southeast District title run. That same year, Hogan was named Alabama Junior College Athletics Association Coach of the Year.

In 1990, Hogan made the jump to Division II with Livingston (Ala.) University. In five years, he compiled a record of 154-111-1 and won two Gulf South Conference Championships (1992, 1994), one NCAA Division II South Central Championship (1992) and finished fifth at the 1992 NCAA Division II College World Series. Hogan was tabbed the Gulf South's and the South Central Region Coach of the Year for his tremendous success.

Hogan resides in Cape Girardeau with his wife Becky. They have three daughters, Julie, Christie and Betsy. Julie is married to Mitch Ogles and the couple resides in Jackson, Miss., along with their infant son, Chapman Lee Ogles, who is the first grandchild for Mark and Becky. Christie recently married Billy Puckett and the couple lives in Cape Girardeau. Betsy is currently a junior at Southeast.

Mark Hogan has more victories than any other head baseball coach in Southeast history.


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