B.J. Hogan is in his sixth season of coaching the defensive backs at UTC. Specifically, he is in charge of the cornerbacks and has guided two Mocs into the ranks of the NFL.
From 2009-10, Hogan helped to hone the skills of two-time First Team All-Southern Conference cornerback Buster Skrine. Skrine was chosen in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, the first Moc drafted since 2001.
Skrine’s secondary counterpart at UTC, Chris Lewis-Harris (2008-11), signed a free agent deal with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012. He has played in eight games over the last two years.
Also under Hogan’s guidance, cornerback Kadeem Wise broke UTC’s freshman record with six interceptions in 2010, earning the league’s Freshman of the Year award. Wise is the first Moc to earn four All-SoCon honors and was also invited to the Atlanta Falcons camp in 2014. He also is one of four all-league selections Hogan has coached at UTC.
The mocs have twice finished in the top-5 in the FCS in passing defense since Hogan joined the staff. UTC led the SoCon 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 2001-04. 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.