T-Bird Athletics Introduces New Women’s Soccer CoachJanuary 10, 2012
Author: Kyle Cottam
Becky Hogan has been named head coach of the Southern Utah University women’s soccer team, Director of Athletics Ken Beazer announced Wednesday.
A native of West Jordan, Utah, Hogan will return to her home state for her first collegiate head coaching position. She most recently served as an assistant coach at Idaho State, but has also spent time at Winthrop University and at the club and high school levels, heading up the Utah Avalanche and Utah Rush Soccer Clubs as well as the Skyline Eagles women’s soccer program.
“Coach Hogan brings a tremendous degree of dedication to her work that will be of great benefit to the success of the SUU soccer program,” Beazer said. “Her time as a club coach in the state of Utah will contribute to our recruiting efforts and her commitment to academics will help our student-athletes reach their full potential both on and off the field.”
During her time at Idaho State Hogan helped three players earn All-Conference Honors, including freshman Ashley Jones who was named the Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2009.
Prior to joining the Bengals, Hogan led the Utah Rush Soccer Club for three years and coached at Skyline High School in 2008, where she took the Eagles to their first state tournament appearance in six years.
A distinguished player herself, Hogan was a three-time All-Big 12 selection for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1995-98 and was named to the All-Big 12 Tournament team following her senior season. Her team also captured three Big 12 tournament titles (1996, ’97, and ’98) while advancing to the NCAA’s Sweet 16 in 1997 and 1998 as well as the Elite 8 in 1996. Hogan also served as a team captain during her senior season.
Following her collegiate career Hogan played professionally for several professional teams including the RushSLC of the Women’s Premier Soccer League, the Boston Breakers of the WUSA, the Chicago Cobras and the Denver Diamonds of the W-League.
Coach Hogan earned a degree in English from Nebraska in 1998 and later received a secondary teaching certification from Weber State in 2009. She also holds an "A" coaching license from the U.S. Soccer Federation and a national youth coaching license.
“I am very excited to be the new soccer coach at Southern Utah University”, stated Hogan. “I would like to thank President Benson and Ken Beazer for giving me this opportunity and consider it an honor to join the Thunderbird family. I believe that this team has shown a significant amount of promise and am committed to doing all that I can as a coach to help the Thunderbird soccer program and student-athletes to achieve their full potential.”