Why Basketball at NHTI?
The NHTI men’s basketball program continues to be a top program in the USCAA and regularly sits atop of the YSCC. In the 2019-20 season the Lynx captured their second USCAA Division 2 National Championship by defeating Penn State Greater Allegheny by a 74-70 final. The other USCAA National Championship came in 2004-2005, where the NHTI Lynx captured the first ever national championship in basketball in the state of New Hampshire. The Lynx continue to be successful in YSCC Conference play as they have won the YSCC Tournament the past three seasons (2018, 2019 & 2020) and have also held the regular season championship title for the past four season.
Paul Hogan, Head Coach
Paul Hogan continues to add to his prestigious resume after winning his second USCAA Division II National Championship in 2019-20. Hogan has now earned more than 600 career college basketball victories during his career with more than 450 coming in at NHTI.
During his tenure Coach Hogan has won seven conference championships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2018, 2019 & 2020) and two USCAA Division II National Championships while also being a the USCAA Division II National Runner-Up in 2002. He has been recognized as the USCAA national coach of the year in 2002 and 2018 and at the YSCC Coach of the Year awards in 2010, 2013, 2018, and 2020. Hogan’s NHTI teams have become recognized as strong competitors for regional and national titles while playing a exciting game schedule.
In 2004-2005, the NHTI Lynx captured the first ever national championship in basketball in the state of N.H., and Coach Hogan led NHTI to that incredible 31-3 overall record. In 2019-20, the Lynx won the national championship again with a 27-3 overall record and finishing the season on a 16-game winning streak.
Hogan has also had numerous individual awards being named to the Plymouth State University Hall of Fame in 2007, the USCAA Athletic Director of the year in 2014, a member of the NH Walter A. Smith Coaches Hall of Fame, and the prestigious James Desmarais Award winner in 2018. This past year Coach Hogan was also a special induction into the NHTI Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020 for all he has done for the program.
Hogan is a graduate of Plymouth State University (1979 B.S.,1988 M.Ed.) and a lifelong N.H. resident. He has dedicated his career to teaching and coaching and has been recognized as one of the premier basketball instructor in New England. For the past 35 plus years, Coach Hogan has been directing summer basketball camps and fall/winter basketball clinics to improve basketball skills, develop positive self-esteem, and to learn the necessary ingredients to be a successful member of a “team.”
Prior to coming to NHTI, Coach Hogan compiled the highest winning percentage of any men’s basketball coach in the history of Plymouth State College. 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. Coach Hogan earned LEC Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1998.
Coach Hogan is also the NHTI athletic director and a professor in the Sports Management Program.
Irvin Harris, Assistant Coach
Irvin Harris is a graduate of Cambridge College (B.A., 1992 M.Ed. Psychology) in Cambridge, Mass., and Tufts University (1990) in Medford. Currently, Harris is a candidate for his Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Argosy University in Orange, Calif.
Coach Harris played football and varsity basketball at Omaha Central High School (1975-77) and college basketball at Bellevue University. He is an active coach at many levels including the New England AAU circuit and basketball camps around New England.
Coach Harris is a lifelong athletic enthusiast. He assisted the NHTI women’s basketball program from 2011-13 and served at St. Anselm College’s assistant coach, specializing in scouting, from 2013-15. As an NHTI adjunct professor, Harris teaches Computer Installation, Repair and Networking Technology.
Darren Johnson, Assistant Coach and B-Team Head Coach
Darren Johnson served as an assistant coach for a number of New Hampshire high schools including Pembroke Academy, Bow High School, and Lebanon High School. He is an active participant and basketball enthusiast. Johnson also coached Granite State league Summer Basketball and the AAU Longhorns Basketball Team. Coach Johnson assist with team fundraising, practices, organization, and the B-Team. He is currently working toward his business associate degree at (SNHU) Southern New Hampshire University. Johnson is also a business owner/operator of Chip-N-Nail Remodeling, LLC.
Travis Maser, Assistant Coach
Travis Maser graduated from UNH (BS/Chemical Engineering 2014) and played four years at Merrimack High School. Maser also coaches the North Andover (Mass.) Knights, which is a summer high school team.
Simon Keeling, Assistant Coach
Simon Keeling is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University (2006 BS/Sports Management). He played for Coach Hogan at NHTI before transferring to J & W to continue his collegiate basketball career. After graduating, he worked in the NBA Development League for the Idaho Stampede as their VP of sales and service. Keeling is a volunteer assistant coach at NHTI and a Financial Advisor for the firm Edward Jones located in Concord.
Men’s Basketball Roster (Coming Soon!)
NHTI Men’s Basketball Schedule 2020-21
|February 20||vs Northern Essex CC||W (92-84)||Box Score||Recap|
|February 24||@ Northern Essex CC||L (68-71)||Box Score||Recap|
|March 6||vs UConn Avery Point||W (97-56)||Box Score||Recap|
|March 9||vs Fisher College||Postponed|
|March 12||@ UConn Avery Point||W (87-82)||Box Score||Recap|
|March 14||vs Fisher College||Postponed|
|April 3||vs Northern Essex CC||W (76-61)||Box Score||Recap|