Director of Athletics and Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Paul Hogan is a Plymouth State graduate (1979 B.S./1988 MED) and a lifelong 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 25 plus years, Coach Hogan has been 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 Athletics are a direct reflection of Hogan’s philosophy with a strong program from the top to the bottom emphasizing team efforts, off the field experiences and positive individual growth opportunities for our student-athletes. NHTI teams are well known for playing hard and being successful on and off the field of play.
In 2004-2005, the Lynx reached the “pinnacle of success,” capturing the first ever national championship in basketball in the state of NH, leading NHTI to an incredible 31-3 overall record. The Lynx defeated Golden State Baptist of Santa Clara, Ca. 72-70 in the USCAA Division II National Championship game on March 5, 2005 at NHTI.
In his eight years at Plymouth State College, Paul Hogan compiled the highest winning percentage of any men’s basketball coach in the school’s history. 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. Paul’s commitment to teaching the game of basketball to players of all ages is at the heart of the success of his basketball camps.
He is presently the Director of Athletics, Professor in the Sports Management Program and Men’s Basketball Coach at NHTI, Concord’s Community College in Concord, New Hampshire. NHTI was the USCAA Division II National Runner-Up in 2002, finishing at 29-4 record for the season, which is an NHTI school record. Hogan was also recognized as the USCAA National Coach of the Year in 2002 and in again in 2018. Hogan’s NHTI teams have become recognized as teams that will annually compete for regional and national titles while playing a strong schedule.
Professor Hogan came to NHTI from Rochester, N.H., where he served as Director of Athletics at Spaulding High School. Prior to that, he spent eight years as a men’s basketball coach at Plymouth State University while teaching full-time in Laconia, NH, where he fashioned a 136-80 record and was twice named Little East Conference basketball “Coach-of-the-Year.”
Hogan was inducted into the Plymouth State University Hall of Fame in 2007. Hogan has been recognized as the USCAA Coach of the Year in 2002 and in 2018. He also has been recognized as the YSCC Coach of the Year in 2010, 2013 and in 2018. In 2005, Hogan led NHTI to a national USCAA championship.
On January 21, 2015, Hogan earned his 500th career coaching win with an NHTI victory over rival VTC 92-80. In February 2011, Coach Hogan received the prestigious Walter Smith Coaches Award at a special banquet held in Manchester, NH recognizing him for his coaching success, commitment to the youth of NH and his long career coaching here in NH. In 2014, Hogan was honored with the prestigious Preston Eames Award for dedication to NH youth athletics.
NHTI is a member of the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) and the United States College Athletic Association (USCAA). Professor Hogan also serves as the Past President of the YSCC and on several committees for the USCAA including marketing and Ratings and Selections.