CONCORD— A well-deserved win against Williamson College of the Trades on Saturday, November 2, 2019 earned NHTI-Concord’s Community College Men’s Basketball Coach Paul Hogan the 600th win of his career. Hogan’s career has spanned over 35 years and has included eight years as head coach at Plymouth State College (1990-1998) and 19 years as head coach at NHTI (2000-present). “It is just great to get another win” said Coach Hogan when asked on win number 600. “I have had really good players; some great assistant coaches and the key thing has been getting the players to buy into the team.”
In 2005 Hogan’s men’s basketball team earned the first ever national championship in New Hampshire by leading the Lynx to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship. Throughout his career at NHTI his teams have consistently earned regular season championships with the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) and competed nationally through the USCAA. Since 2000 Hogan has served as NHTI Athletic Director and is dedicated to building solid intercollegiate athletic programs that attract student-athletes committed to learning and competing on regional and national arenas.
Hogan joins two other coaches in the state of NH who have earned the honor of winning 600 games, Stan Spirou who has retired from Southern New Hampshire University and Keith Dickson who is at Saint Anselm College.
On November 13, 2019 at 1 pm there will be a celebration to honor Hogan for his achievement in the Student Center. This event is open to the public.
For his 600th win NHTI was led by Sean Riley (Washington, DC) who tallied 20 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3-FG, 2-2 FT), five steals and a pair of rebounds. Sean Menard (Chichester, NH) added 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-9 3-FG), two steals and two rebounds. Team Captain JQ Thurmond (Monticello, GA) finished the game with 14 points (6-14 FG, 0-1 3-FG, 2-2 FT) five steals, five rebounds and three assists.