July 30, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Hogan retires from Southeast Missouri


Mark Hogan announced his retirement from Southeast Missouri State University after 18 seasons with the Redhawks.


A native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Hogan posted a record of 526-456-1 (.536) with a pair of Ohio Valley Conference Tournament titles and two NCAA tourney berths (1998, 2002). Southeast Missouri played in the OVC Tournament for 18 straight seasons and played in the title game seven times. The Redhawks compiled 248 league victories, including eight times winning at least 15 OVC contests in a season.


Hogan has mentored 80 All-OVC performers, 13 All-Americans, two Hall of Famers and 15 MLB Draft selections.


Hogan transferred to Southeast Missouri from Mineral Area College. He was a member of the 1976 squad that finished third at the Division II College World Series. Hogan earned a Bachelor of Science in 1977 and became a graduate assistant at Mississippi State in 1978-79.


His first head coaching opportunity was at Lurleen B. Wallace College in 1982. Hogan went 230-147 in eight seasons, including 38-16 in 1998 while earning the Alabama Junior College Athletic Association title and NJCAA Region XXII crown. Hogan was the AJCAA Coach of the Year that season.


Hogan moved to Division II West Alabama in 1990, going 155-110-2 in five seasons with two Gulf South Conference crowns, a regional title in 1992 and a fifth-place finish in the 1992 Division II College World Series. He became head coach at Southeast Missouri in 1995.


Steve Bieser was named interim head coach. A national search for a permanent head coach will be held following the 2013 season. Bieser, pitching coach for the past two seasons with the Redhawks, will have an opportunity to be a candidate for the permanent position.


(photo courtesy of SEMO Media Relations Office)