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Cardinal O’Hara names new head football coach

Written by: on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


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PRESS RELEASE: Springfield PA – November 11, 2014

Cardinal O’Hara High School is pleased to announce the hiring of B.J. Hogan as the new head coach for the Varsity Football Team for the 2015-2016 season.
Hogan is in his sixth season of coaching the defensive backs at University of Tennessse at Chattanooga. Specifically, he is in charge of the cornerbacks and has guided two Mocs into the ranks of the NFL.

The Mocs have twice finished in the top five in the FCS in passing defense since Hogan joined the staff. UTC led the Southern Conference and was No. 5 in the nation in 2013, allowing just 151.6 yards per game through the air. Chattanooga was also second in the SoCon with 11 interceptions last season.

Hogan came to Chattanooga following three seasons at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. He was the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach, helping to lead the Aggies to an 8-3 record. DVC also won a share of the Middle Atlantic Conference title and their second ECAC Championship.

Hogan was a four-year starter in the secondary at Widener University from 2001-2004. He was a three-time defensive back Most Valuable Player with the squad and earned all-MAC first team honors in 2004.

For his career, Hogan finished tied for second on the Widener all-time list with 20 interceptions, including three in a 2001 contest against Juniata that tied a school mark. He also added 223 tackles and 50 pass breakups while helping the team win two MAC titles (2001 and 2002) and reach the 2001 NCAA quarterfinals.

Hogan coached at Williamson Trade School for the 2005 season. He graduated from Widener in 2006 with a degree in Communication Studies and a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising. He graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 2001 and was a part of the O’Hara Philadelphia Catholic League Championship team his senior year.

Hogan will be on O’Hara’s campus Monday, November 17, 2014 to meet with faculty, staff and players.

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