DURHAM, N.H. -- Maureen Magarity, head coach of the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team, announced Thursday that former Wildcat standout Kelsey Hogan has joined the UNH coaching staff as an assistant coach.
"I am so excited to have Kelsey join our staff," said Magarity. "She is a proven winner, a tremendous leader and one of the hardest workers I have ever been around. She has all of the intangibles to be a star in the coaching profession and I'm thrilled she will get her start here at UNH."
Hogan, UNH's inaugural recipient of the Service Credit Union Wildcat Athletic Scholarship Fund, recently attended the 12th annual WBCA 'So You Want to be a Coach' program in April that was part of a three-day workshop in conjunction with the annual WBCA National Convention in Nashville, Tenn.
"I am excited and honored to start my coaching career at this amazing University," said Hogan. "UNH has given me so many opportunities and I am happy that I have the chance to give back to this University. I love this place as a second home and as a second family."
Hogan, who graduated in May with a double major in Psychology and Sport Studies with a minor in Education, served as a three-year co-captain for the 'Cats. The Nashua, N.H. native earned America East All-Conference First Team honors in 2013-14 and capped off her career as the program's all-time free throw percentage leader (.807). She led New Hampshire to a 19-12 overall record last season, the most wins in a single season since the 1998-99 season and a 12-4 mark in America East frays. The 8-1 start in conference play marks the best nine-game conference stretch in program history. Hogan ranks third in UNH women's basketball history in assists (375), fourth in 3-pointers made (162) and 10th in points (1,181). The guard was a catalyst for the Wildcats in the postseason, leading UNH to its first ever Women's Basketball Invitational in 2012 and back-to-back America East semifinal appearances in 2013 and 2014.
This past season, Hogan paced UNH in scoring (12.5 points per game), 3-pointers made (49), 3-point percentage (.371), free throws made (96), assists (99) and minutes played per game (32.6). Furthermore, her .821 free throw percentage led the America East. The conference first teamer started all 31 of New Hampshire's contests after missing eight games due to injury last season. She eclipsed double digits in scoring in 20 of 31 games, including a career-high 35 point performance to give UNH a 71-68 overtime win against conference rival Stony Brook University on Jan. 11.
In 2012-13, Hogan started 22 of 23 games and recorded a team-high 73 assists. She ranked second in 3-pointers (27), third in scoring (9.8 ppg), fourth in rebounding (3.9 rebounds per game) and second in minutes per game (32.9). On March 8, Hogan registered the game-winning trey at the buzzer to defeat Stony Brook in the America East quarterfinals, 49-46. The conference later announced the play was voted amongst fans as the '2012-13 Moment of the Year'.
As a sophomore campaign in 2011-12, Hogan started in every single game and finished the season with a team-best 76 assists while pouring in 10.2 ppg. She also led the league in 3-point field goal percentage for the second consecutive year with a .446 clip on 41 of 92 attempts.
After red shirting her first two seasons, Hogan started all 29 games for the Wildcats in 2010-11. Named to the America East All-Rookie Team, the guard led New Hampshire and the conference in both 3-point field goal percentage (.413) and assists (118).
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