Hogan To Leave Bulldog Athletics

July 21, 2006

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University associate athletic director of development Mike Hogan has announced his resignation effective Sept. 1 to enter private business.

"This was an opportunity I felt was best for me and my family," Hogan said. "I am proud to be a Bulldog and grateful Gonzaga gave me the chance to return to my hometown eight years ago. This new opportunity allows me and my family to remain in Spokane where we are close to friends and family. We'll still continue to be a part of the Bulldog family as well."

Hogan is ending a 10-year association with Bulldog athletics. He received his master's in athletic administration from Gonzaga in 1994, working as a graduate assistant for two years. He worked at Weber State University for one year and was one of the driving forces behind the planning and executing of the "Save The Wildcat Football" campaign when the university was contemplating dropping the sport. The 1991 graduate of Santa Clara University moved on to the University of Idaho where he was the Director of Marketing and Promotions from 1995-98. While at Idaho he helped the Vandals increase their corporate marketing sponsorships and set a football attendance record. He was also involved in the transition of Idaho from NCAA Division I-AA to NCAA Division I-A football.

Hogan returned to Gonzaga in 1998. Among his initial accomplishments were increasing Gonzaga's season ticket sales in men's basketball, promoting an upward swing in attendance at all Bulldog athletic events and building membership in the Bulldog Club. He also played a pivotal part in the capital campaign that led to the building of the McCarthey Athletic Center that opened in November of 2004, overseeing an accelerated corporate donor program and the most aggressive season ticket campaign for men's and women's basketball ever experienced at Gonzaga.

Hogan has also spearheaded the growth of the Bulldogs radio and television packages for men's and women's basketball, as well as getting added coverage of Bulldog baseball on the radio.

"Mike has done an outstanding job for us at a very critical time in our growth," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "He has great passion for his job and a true dedication to Gonzaga. Those are two elements that will be hard to replace."

Roth said a search for Hogan's replacement has begun.

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