Why Basketball at NHTI?
At NHTI, we’re so proud of our National Champion Men’s Basketball team!
Paul Hogan, Head Coach
Paul 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.”
Hogan has earned more than 500 career college basketball victories during his stellar career. Under Coach Hogan, NHTI was the USCAA Division II National Runner-Up in 2002, finishing at 29-4 record for the season – an NHTI school record. He was 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, and 2018. 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. The Lynx tradition of excellence continued with many trips to the USCAA National tournament and YSCC tournament championships. NHTI captured our third straight YSCC regular season title and second straight YSCC tournament title in the spring of 2019.
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 N.H. high schools including Lebanon, Bow, and Pembroke Academy. He is an active participant and basketball enthusiast. Coach Johnson assists with team practices, organization, and the B team.
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.
Current Men’s Roster
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2019-20 Season Headlines
NHTI Men’s Basketball Roars Past Paul Smith’s College 83-59 (12/08)
CONCORD – The NHTI Men’s Basketball Team improved to 9-2 on the season, defeating the Bobcats of Paul Smith’s College by a final of 83-59. NHTI dominated early jumping to a 12-3 lead and never looking back. Nassir Coleman led the way tallying 14 points (4-6 FG, 6-6 FT), 16 rebounds, four blocks and three assists. Dante Cingire contributed 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-7 3-FG), two assists and two rebounds. Sean Menard added 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-8 3-FG) and a pair of rebounds. The Lynx shot 39.2% (29-74) from the field, 30.6% (11-36) from deep and 82.4% (14-17) from the free-throw line. NHTI also had nine blocks a season-high.
NHTI Men’s Basketball Races Past Word of Life 94-39 (12/07)
CONCORD – The NHTI Men’s Basketball Team won their third-straight contest, defeating the Huskies of Word of Life by a final of 94-39. Malik Jean-Jaques tallied 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3-FG, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block to lead NHTI. Marquise Lewis contributed 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-2 3-FG), six rebounds and an assist. Ryan Moon added nine points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3-FG), four rebounds, a pair of steals and an assist. The Lynx shot 45.8% (38-83) from the field, 27.2% (9-33) from the three-point line and 75% (9-12) from the free-throw line in the victory.
Lynx Fight Off Sea Wolves 82-73 (12/04)
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME – The NHTI Men’s Basketball team was victorious, defeating Southern Maine CC by a final score of 82-73. Nassir Coleman led NHTI with 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds, six blocks, four assists and a pair of steals. Sean Riley netted 17 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3-FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Jymir Thompson contributed 13 points (5-13 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and a steal off the bench. The Lynx shot 47.8% (32-67) from the floor, 34.8% (8-23) from behind the three-point arc and 66.7% (10-15) from the free-throw line in the win.
NHTI Men’s Basketball Soars Past UMaine Machias 106-90 (11/23)
CONCORD – The NHTI Men’s Basketball Team exploded for 63 first-half points defeating UMaine Machias by a final of 106-90. Sean Riley led the way filling up the stat sheet with 30 points (9-12 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 11-13 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists, a pair of blocks and a steal. JQ Thurmond added another tremendous game with 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and a steal. Sean Menard contributed 17 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 3-FG, 5-5 FT) and four assists. The Lynx shot 58.6% (34-58) from the field and 42.9% (9-21) from behind the three-point stripe in the win.