Pioneers place three on all-league team, two on all-freshman team, two honorable mentions and Tom Hogan won Coach of the Year
Rockville Centre, N.Y., native will train at the University of Minnesota in June
Campaign will feature a slate of 14 home games for the Pioneers
Macy Carrabine, Becca Mau and Lauren McManus to join four from fall signing day
Former Buff will assume new role at DU for 2017
In 2017, Hogan was named Summit League Coach of the Year after guiding the Pioneers to a 12-2 league record, while claiming the outright Summit League regular season title and later the tournament title for the fourth-straight year, and for the second time in his tenure.
Denver appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the second time under Hogan as well, where they fell to Cal Poly in three sets, but were awarded a three seed for the first time in program history after accumulating a RPI of 54, the highest ranking in program history.
The team finished 23-6, which puts his overall record as the head coach at DU at 46-15 and 25-5 in The Summit League.
As a team, DU was nationally ranked in the top-50 in numerous categories. Denver was 35th in aces per set (1.52), 36th in hitting percentage (.253), 37th in kills per set (13.91), 38th in assists per set (13.06) and 39th in opponent’s hitting percentage (.171). In The Summit League, Denver led in hitting percentage, kills per set, assists per set, total blocks (236), blocks per set (2.31) and points per set (17.75).
On an individual basis, Hogan led a team that featured some of the best in The Summit League. Emma Willis led the league in total blocks, assisted blocks and blocks per set. Becca Latham won Summit League Offensive Player of the Week twice in 2017 and led the league in hitting percentage with a .350 rate. Kayla Principato also won Offensive Player of the Week. The team had a league-high eight players on the all-league team, and had three players on the all-tournament team with Principato taking MVP.
In their first season under the direction of Hogan, the Pioneers won their third straight Summit League Regular Season and Tournament Championships behind a 23-win season en route to their third-consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, taking on Stanford.
Denver lost to the Cardinal in three sets to conclude the 2016 campaign with a 23-8 record, the second time in school history DU had finished three straight seasons with at least 20 wins (1991-93 - 27, 21, 21) along with top-five school finishes in the Division-I era in attack percentage (3rd - .264) and opponent attack percentage (4th - .171).
DU's 2016 season included its first win over a ranked opponent in five years as the Crimson and Gold defeated  Loyola Marymount in four sets during the Pioneer Classic, a feat last accomplished in 2011 when the Pioneers won out in four sets over  Colorado State.
Denver has been easily favored on its home court under Hogan, amassing a 75-11 record at Hamilton Gymnasium since 2012, including a 59-3 record from 2014-17 that featured 31-straight unbeaten matches from Sept, 19, 2014, to Sept. 3, 2016. In Summit League play, the Pioneers have not dropped a home match in four seasons with the last loss coming on Nov. 1, 2013.
Consistently one of the most efficient teams in the nations, Denver finished in the top-50 in both offense and defensive efficiency in the NCAA, ending as the 23rd-best offense and 35th-best defense while leading the Summit League in blocks with 282.5 at 2.44 per set.
In 2015, Denver capped off its second 27-win season with its second straight trip to the NCAA tournament, finishing 27-8 on the season. The Pioneers faced No. 5 seed Washington after winning The Summit League Championship and earning The Summit League regular season title with a 13-3 record.
The Pioneers wrapped up the 2014 season with the program’s best record in history (27-7, 13-3 Summit) and Summit League regular season and tournament titles. The team also made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo.
As the offensive coordinator at DU, Hogan has helped the team has achieve success, becoming one of the most efficient offenses in the country. The Pioneers recorded .245, .266, .266 and .257 offense efficiencies in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively, ranking 44th, 20th, 19th and 30th in the country.
Hogan is also the recruiting coordinator for DU. Denver’s 2014 recruiting class was ranked 28th by PrepVolleyball.com, the first top-30 recruiting class in program history.
Hogan brings a wealth of coaching experience to Denver, including an Olympic silver medal. He was a member of the coaching staff of the USA Women's National Volleyball Team from 2002-2008. During this time, Hogan helped the team win the silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the first time USA competed in the gold medal game since 1984. Among many others, he coached former AVCA All-Americans and three-time Olympians Stacy Sykora and Robyn Ah Mow-Santos.
In 2005, Hogan helped Team USA earn gold at the 2005 NORCECA Championships and silver at the World Grand Champions Cup. In September of 2007, he was named the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Month after help resurrecting Team USA from a disappointing 2006 season. 2007 saw Team USA bounce back to a 26-11 record en route to earning 2008 Olympic Games qualification at the FIVB World Cup. Hogan was also head coach of Team USA during the 2008 Pan American Cup in Mexico, helping the U.S. receive a berth in the 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix and a fifth-place finish with a youthful team.
In 2014 and 2015, Hogan served as the head coach of the USA Junior National Team. The U.S. won the Global Challenge tournament in 2015, overcoming Italy in the finals in five sets. In 2014, the team won the gold medal in the NORCECA U20 Tournament, defeating the Dominican Republic in the semifinals 3-0 and Cuba in the finals 3-0. The team also qualified for the Junior World Championships.
Beginning in 2011, Hogan also began as head coach of the U.S. Girls' Select A1 and A2 Volleyball Programs. The USA Select National Team, also headed by Hogan, earned a silver medal at the 2013 USA High Performance Championships and a bronze medal in 2012.
Hogan served as an assistant coach with the USA Junior National Team in 2004, and was a member of the 2005 Junior National Team that won the gold medal at the NORCECA Championships. He also gained valuable experience working with the USA Youth National A2 Team. Hogan began his USA Volleyball coaching career in 2003 as an apprentice coach working with the USA National Team, the USA National Training Team and the USA Youth National Team. His USA High Performance Pipeline coaching experience includes USA National Team, National A2, JNT, JNTA2, YNT, YNTA2, Select A1 and Select A2.
Hogan also holds overseas professional-level coaching experience, having spent a season as assistant coach for the Volero Zurich team, member of the Swiss Women's Professional League competing in the European Cup and Champions League.
Hogan is a 2002 graduate of Miami (Ohio) with a bachelor of arts degree in management information systems and a minor in marketing, and graduated with a master’s in sports administration from Xavier (Ohio) University in 2004. Hogan served as the head coach of the Miami (Ohio) University National Champion women's volleyball club team in 2002, after leading the team to the national final in 2001.
Hogan resides in Denver with his wife, Lindsay, and their daughter Summer. Lindsay works for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs as a director of media and public relations.
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