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Paul Hogan is in his fourth year as Coastal Carolina's head women's soccer coach.
Hogan was named the Big South Coach of the Year in 2014 as he and the Chanticleers took more steps forward in the program's progression, posting their best campaign in six years. After tying for second place in the Big South during the regular season with a 7-2-1 record, its best finish since 2010, Coastal notched its first conference tournament win since 2008 with a 2-0 shutout of UNC Asheville, before falling in a tight 2-1 semifinal match against High Point to finish 11-8-2. The 11 victories provided a third straight double-digit win season and were also the most for Coastal since 2008. Hogan became the third different Chanticleer leader to earn the conference's top coaching honor. Senior forward Kacey Kelley also made history individually under Hogan, becoming the first Chant to earn NSCAA All-Region honors and the second to be named a Big South Player of the Year as she garnered the attacking award. Five other Coastal players collected all-conference honors. As a team, CCU placed second in the Big South during the regular season in fewest goals allowed, not surrendering more than one in any of the 11 conference games, while ranking third in goals scored. The Chanticleers also continued to excel against the league's best teams, posting a 1-0 shutout of Liberty on Senior Day to mark the third consecutive season in which Coastal handed the eventual regular-season champion its only conference defeat.
In 2013, Hogan guided Coastal to a 10-8-2 record, giving the Chanticleers consecutive double-digit victory campaigns for the first time since 2008. The Chanticleers tied for fourth in the Big South, along the way ending Radford's 19-game regular-season conference unbeaten streak with a 1-0 victory on October 23. The squad also set a new CCU record with 11 shutouts in their 20 games, while allowing just 15 total goals to establish a new program mark for the second year in a row. Seven Chants earned All-Big South honors, including a total of four on the first and second team, tied for most in the conference.
Prior to the start of the season, Hogan served as a member of the USYSA Region III Olympic Development staff during the summer.
Coastal made a dramatic improvement under Hogan during his second season in 2012, notching eight more victories than the previous year. The Chanticleers finished 10-9 overall and went 7-4 in Big South play, including a perfect 5-0 mark at home in which it outscored its opponents 12-1 and knocked off three teams who were in first place at the time. The Chants decreased their goals allowed from 40 in 2011 to a school-record 20 and posted eight shutouts, the second-most in school history while surrendering the fewest shots of any Big South team. Hogan coached three Chants to All-Big South honors, including Fia Jonsson, who was tabbed the league's Freshman of the Year.
Hogan's first season saw Coastal finish with a 2-15-2 record as the Chanticleers fell short in numerous one goal games. Coastal piled up a season-high three goals in a rout of VMI and backed up its performance with a thrilling 1-nil defeat of UNC Asheville. Under Hogan's direction, nine different Chants found the back of the net with three players doing so multiple times. The season also saw Alyssa Clark earn second team All-Big South honors for her standout defensive efforts along with her team-high three assists. Additionally, Cami Skladany garnered Big South Defensive Player of the Week plaudits for the week of Aug. 30 after she made a stellar defensive save against Georgia Southern.
Coastal Carolina University Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek announced Hogan, former associate head women's coach at the University of Colorado, as the fourth head women's soccer coach in Chanticleer history on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2011. "We are extremely excited to have Paul join our athletics family at Coastal Carolina," Yurachek said. "Paul's experience with building programs into contenders on the national level, coupled with his recruiting prowess, made him stand out among a great group of candidates. He demonstrated to us a clear plan on how to build a complete championship program - one that has been successfully tested at other University's - and we are excited to help him execute that plan. He will be a great leader for the young women on our soccer team and a great part of the Coastal Carolina community."
Prior to Coastal, Hogan spent the previous 10 seasons, including five as associate head coach, under Colorado head coach Bill Hempen. He helping the Buffaloes compile a 104-64-24 (.604) record and a national ranking at the end of the 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008 seasons.
"I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Coastal Carolina family and community and lead the women's soccer program," said Hogan. "The rich athletic traditions and academic excellence coupled with a great campus location make Coastal Carolina a school full of exponential potential. The women's soccer program has been successful since its inception, and I look forward to challenges of meeting the standards set by the previous coaches and taking Coastal Carolina women's soccer to the next level."
Hogan was hired at Colorado in 2001. Two years later, Hogan helped direct the Buffaloes to a 2003 Big XII regular season title, the first in school history, and Big XII Tournament Finals in 2005, 2006 and 2008. In his 10 years, the Buffaloes competed in six NCAA Tournaments, including a run to the Sweet 16 during the 2006 season.
During Colorado's 14-6-4 season of 2006, the Buffs were ranked 15th nationally in total attendance and second in the Big XII.
In addition to his duties as associate head coach on the Boulder campus, Hogan also spent nine seasons coaching the Colorado Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams.
Prior to his arrival in Boulder, Hogan spent three seasons at Allegheny College where he guided the Gators to a 35-16-7 (.686) overall record and 17-6-2 (.739) North Coast Athletic Conference mark, while producing 16 All-NCAC players.
His three Gator teams finished no lower than third in the final NCAC standings and his 1999 squad won a school-record six conference matches, a feat duplicated by the 2000 team, earning Hogan conference Coach of the Year accolades with his student-athletes earning NCAC Newcomer and Offensive Player of the Year postseason honors.
Hogan made the leap to head coach in April 1998 from Duke where he was an assistant for the 1996 and `97 seasons. He assisted the Blue Devils to a two-year record of 28-11. In 1997, Duke finished 15-5-0, including a 4-2-0 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference action, and won the ACC tournament championship. Over his two seasons, Hogan helped coach three All-Americans and 11 All-ACC selections.
Previously, Hogan spent one season contributing at his alma mater, the University of Charleston (W.Va.), as a volunteer assistant. He helped Charleston to a 17-3 record and an NCAA Division II playoff berth in 1995.
Hogan graduated from Charleston in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in sports science. There, he was a three-time All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection at goalkeeper. He earned All-South Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association in both 1993 and 1994, and led the Golden Eagles to WVIAC championships in 1992 and 1994.
Born August 22, 1972, the Monroe, N.Y., native is a 1990 graduate of Washingtonville High School. He is the oldest of two and his younger sister Nancy also played collegiate soccer at Elon. In what little free time he has, Hogan likes to golf.
He married former Colorado assistant coach and Wake Forest University soccer player Alli Hunt in May of 2008. The Hogans welcomed their first son Declan Brady Hogan on February 11, 2010 and their second son Carrig James Hogan on February 28, 2012.
Paul Hogan's Collegiate Coaching Experience
University of Colorado
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"We are extremely excited to have Paul join our athletics family at Coastal Carolina," Yurachek said. "Paul's experience with building programs into contenders on the national level, coupled with his recruiting prowess, made him stand out among a great group of candidates. He demonstrated to us a clear plan on how to build a complete championship program - one that has been successfully tested at other University's - and we are excited to help him execute that plan. He will be a great leader for the young women on our soccer team and a great part of the Coastal Carolina community."