Mark Hogan, the all-time winningest coach in Southeast Missouri State University baseball history, is retiring after 18 seasons, the school announced during a press conference at the Show Me Center Monday. Hogan compiled a 526-456-1 (.536) record with one Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title (2002), two OVC Tournament crowns (1998, 2002) and the program’s only two NCAA Tournament appearances (1998, 2002).
“Coach Hogan has been an extremely successful baseball coach for Southeast Missouri State University for the past 18 years. We sincerely appreciate his tenure, the legacy he provided for our baseball program, and most importantly, we thank him for his dedication to the success of our student-athletes,” said Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University.
Not only did the Redhawks make the league’s postseason tournament 18-consecutive years, but they racked up 248 conference victories along the way. Southeast also played in the OVC Tournament title game seven times and posted 15 or more league victories in eight seasons.
“I want to thank Dr. Dobbins, our administration and all the great people I have worked with at Southeast Missouri State University over the years,” said Hogan. “I’m so grateful for this opportunity and it’s been a tremendous run for myself, my family and this program.”