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HEAD COACH SEAN HOGAN

Hogan is entering his fifth season as the Head Coach for the Ohio University Bobcats with an overall record of 110-33-12. In his first season with Ohio, Hogan led the Bobcats to a 27-7-6 record, a #6 final National Ranking, and the first CSCHL Regular Season Championship since 2009. The Bobcats also captured the ACHA Division I National Community Service Award for their outreach efforts in the community. In his second season, OHIO improved their win total to 29-9-2 and finished ranked #9 nationally. In his third season, Hogan led OHIO to their first National Championship appearance since 2004, falling short in the National Final. In leading OHIO to the National Finals, Hogan became the first head coach to lead two separate programs to the ACHA National Championship game, and the first coach to lead three teams to the ACHA National Tournament. OHIO finished the 2016-2017 season ranked #2 in the nation, the highest finish since 2003. In Hogan's fourth season, despite graduating ten student-athletes the previous year, OHIO displayed remarkable consistency finishing ranked #5 in the nation. OHIO captured the CSCHL Regular season Co-Championship title, and finished with a 27-9-3 record. 

OHIO has also moved several players onto professional hockey during Hogan's tenure. Four players have played in the ECHL, SPHL or FHL in since 2016.

Prior to the 2016-17 season, Hogan was named head coach of the U.S National University Team for the World University Games played in Almaty, Kazakhstan (2017). Hogan has been an assistant coach of two U.S National University Teams for USA Hockey that participated in the the World University Games in Trentino, Italy (2013), and Granada, Spain (2015).

Hogan spent the three previous seasons as head coach of the Arizona Wildcat Hockey team. During his time in the desert, he helped lead the Wildcats back to national prominence by securing the Wildcats’ first ACHA Division I National Tournament appearance since 2006. In his final season at the helm in 2013-2014, Wildcat Hockey posted 17 wins, their highest total since 2008; and defeated seven top ten teams, the most in 17 seasons. Arizona also defeated the #1 team in the nation for the first time in Wildcat Hockey history, doing so twice in 2013-2014. Hogan led Arizona to a #20 finish in 2012-13 and a #23 finish in 2011-12.

Off the ice, he made an immediate impact by spearheading the team’s community outreach program, actively engaging and partnering with Wildcat Youth Hockey and community leaders. For those efforts on and off the ice, Hogan was named as a top coach among all sports at the University of Arizona by the Daily Wildcat, the student newspaper.

Previously, Hogan was as an assistant coach and the Director of Video Operations for the Western Michigan University Bronco Hockey team of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). While there, Hogan served under Head Coach Jeff Blashill, who is currently the Head Coach of the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League (NHL). While with the Broncos, Hogan was part of a staff that led Western Michigan to the CCHA Finals and their first berth in the NCAA Division I National Tournament since 1986.

In 2009-2010, Hogan was the Head Coach of the Yellowstone Quake of the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NorPac), leading the team to a 34-14-0 record and an American West Division Playoff Finals appearance.

Prior to his time in Wyoming, he was the head coach of the Oakland University Men's ACHA team from 2005-2009, winning an ACHA Division 1 National Championship in 2007 and an ACHA Division 2 National Championship in 2006. Hogan was also an assistant coach for Oakland University when the Grizzlies won the 2004 ACHA Division 2 National Title.

From 2007-2009 Hogan served as hockey director and coaching director of one Michigan's largest hockey associations, the Rochester Hockey Club. He also spent time as a director with Suburban Hockey Schools, Michigan's longest running summer hockey school.  Hogan played for Iona College from 1996-1998.

Originally from White Lake, MI, Hogan now resides in Athens, OH with his wife Meagan, who is an Assistant Director of Athletics in the OHIO University Athletic Department. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2001 with a degree in Public Policy and Public Administration.  Hogan earned a Masters of Sports Science and Recreation with an emphasis in Coaching Education from OHIO University in 2016.

Career Highlights

  • ACHA DII National Champions 2003-2004-Oakland University
  • ACHA DII National Finalists 2004-2005-Oakland University
  • ACHA DII National Champions 2005-2006-Oakland University
  • ACHA DI National Champions 2006-2007-Oakland University
  • ACHA DI National Finalists 2016-2017-OHIO University
  • Assistant Coach U.S National University Team Trentino, Italy 2014
  • Assistant Coach U.S National University Team Granada, Spain 2015
  • Head Coach U.S National University Team Almaty, Kazakhstan 2017
  • Only head coach to guide three different ACHA hockey programs to the ACHA D1 National tournament-Oakland, Arizona, OHIO
  • Only head coach to guide two different ACHA hockey programs to the ACHA Division I National Finals-Oakland and OHIO
  • First head coach to win an ACHA DII and ACHA DI National Championship
  • In 12 seasons in the ACHA, Hogan's teams have appeared in the National Finals five times
  • Career ACHA head coaching record of 216-140-18

OHIO Under Hogan

           
Year Wins Losses Ties Result
2014-2015 27 7 6 #6 Lost to Minot State in National Quarter Finals
2015-2016 29 9 1 #9 Lost to #10 Lebanon valley in First Round
2016-2017 27 8 2 #2 Lost in National Championship to #4 UCO
2017-2018 27 9 3 #5 Lost to #5 Illinois in National Quarter Finals
Total 110 33 12

Assistant Coach Michael Harris

Michael is excited to come back to Ohio University to begin his coaching career. This year he will be serving as an assistant coach along with helping run the Bird Arena Hockey League (BAHL) and the Learn to Play programs.

Prior to coaching, Michael played one season of minor professional hockey with the Danville Dashers. While with the Dashers they handedly broke the regular season record in points and continued on to win the league championship. Michael recorded an assist on the game-winning goal in game 5 for the Commissioners Cup.

Michael played four years at the ACHA Division 1 level for Ohio University from 2012-2016. During his time playing for the Bobcats he was fortunate enough to play against two NCAA teams in their transition years from ACHA to the NCAA. Each season he played for the Bobcats they made it to the ACHA National tournament and CSCHL championship game.

In the fall, Harris will start his Masters of Sports Science and Recreation with an emphasis in Coaching Education.

Career Highlights:

  • Ohio Hockey Rookie of the year - 2013
  • First Star of ACHA All-Star game - 2013
  • First Team All-League (CSCHL) - 2013, 2015
  • League MVP (CSCHL) - 2015
  • Ohio Hockey MVP  - 2015, 2016
  • Ohio Hockey leading scorer (points) - 2015
  • Ohio Hockey leader (Goals) -2013, 2015, 2016
  • Alternate Captain U.S. National Team Granada, Spain - 2015
  • Second Team All-League (CSCHL) - 2016
  • Team Captain - 2016

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH IAN SMITH

Ian will assist with off-ice support of the hockey team. He will also continue to mentor the DI goaltenders and assist ACHA DII Head Coach Phil Oberlin with his goaltenders. Ian has worked the past several summers at Kent Hockey School at Kent University, and has assisted with Mid-Am Hockey Camps there as well. Ian also served as an evaluator for two Mid-Am age groups' goaltenders this past spring as the players sought to gain an invite to the U.S Festival in Rochester, NY. Ian resides in Athens with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Ryleigh. Ian completed his Master's in Sports Science and Recreation wih an Emphasis in Coaching Education from OHIO in 2016. 


PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER JACOB JAKUSZEIT

OHIO’s 60th season will be Jake’s 10th year with the team. He started out as a student volunteer helping out with the penalty box and goal judging, moving on to become the voice that welcomes the Bobcat fans and players to Bird Ice Arena each game day. His focus is on building the excitement and energy of the tremendous fan base while honoring the traditions that decades of winning have brought to the rafters of our historic arena. Jake also assists with the game day planning and operations at the rink. He has worked as the PA Announcer for CSCHL Tournaments, the Division 2 TSCHL Tournament, international hockey competitions in Cleveland, Ohio as well as the ACHA Men’s Division 1 Tournament. During the fall he assists OHIO’s NCAA D1 Field Hockey program as a PA Announcer.

A native of Northeast Ohio, Jake moved to Athens in 2003 and immediately became a Bobcat Hockey fan. He works at Ohio University for the University Libraries, serves on Classified Senate, and is a member of the Facilities Planning Advisory Committee. You can reach Jake with game day music and birthday shout out requests at jakuszei@ohio.edu.


HOCKEY OPERATIONS JEREMY BROWNING

This will be Jeremy's 3rd year as part of Hockey Operations for Ohio Hockey. His roles include scouting, recruiting, and reviewing game film on future prospects and players. Currently, he is an Assistant Coach for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets U18 team and a Hockey Instructor for Chiller Ice Rinks in Columbus. Before moving to Columbus, he was the assistant coach for both D1 and D2 Ohio University Bobcat teams from 2012-2013.  

As a player he played offense and defense for the Bobcats Division I Team from 2009-2012 helping them win two CSCHL Playoff Championships in 2009 & 2011, while also appearing in two ACHA National Final Fours in 2010 & 2011. 

Prior to Ohio University, Jeremy played one semester at Lebanon Valley College NCAA Division III in 2008 and played two years for the Chicago Force Tier III Junior A team, from 2006-2008. 

Jeremy graduated in 2012 from OHIO with a bachelors degree in Criminology and now works full time for OhioHealth as a Police Officer in the Columbus area. 


REESE HAYES ATC


DANIEL BLACK, D.O.

Medical Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Residency:
Frazier Rehab / University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Board Certification:
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Sports Medicine Subspecialty

Locations: Gallipolis

Dr. Black specializes in Sports Medicine / Musculoskeletal Conditions / EMG. Skilled Practice in non-surgical Orthopedics and functional Neurology includes: Assessment and treatment of sports / industrial / personal injury / acute and orthopedic / musculoskeletal pain. Treatments include: Manual Therapy / Manipulation; Trigger Point Injections; Joint / Ligament injections; Acupuncture.

Specialty Testing: EMG / NCV
Specialty Clinic: Orthotics / prosthetics; CP / Muscular Dystrophy / Spastic Paresis to include Pediatrics; Botox for spasticity / pain management; acupuncture