Mike Hogan, who is the head coach of both the boys and girls volleyball teams at Northern Cambria High School, was inducted into the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame Saturday, Dec. 7 in a ceremony held in State College.
Hogan, who coached the Northern Cambria girls program to state championships in 2009 and 2005, and the boys program to District 6 titles in 2011 and 2012, is just the second person from the Mirror coverage area - joining Huntingdon's Priscilla Gibboney - to be inducted into the PVC Hall of Fame.
Hogan said that he was honored and humbled by his induction.
"It's a great honor - any time that you are recognized among your peers, it's a pretty special event,'' Hogan said. "[Some of the previous inductees] are guys and women who I've always looked up to, and to be listed among them is very humbling.''
Hogan's coaching colleagues have appreciated his efforts.
"Mike has made a tremendous impact on volleyball in District 6 with Northern Cambria's state-title runs over the years,'' said Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys and girls volleyball coach Bob Kasun, a long-time coaching colleague of Hogan's. "He created a dynasty at Northern Cambria and set the benchmark for volleyball in District 6.''
Hogan has served as Northern Cambria's girls coach since 1989, and as the school's boys coach since 2011. He is a graduate of Saegertown High School and Penn State University, where he was a two-year starter on the volleyball team and a member of two teams that made it to the NCAA's Final Four.