David Hogan, in his 35th year as Fenwick’s head baseball coach, recorded his 750th career win after a dominant 13-2 victory over St. Joseph’s on Saturday, May 2, according to the Pioneer Press.
A 2000 Hall of Fame inductee, Hogan was all smiles when reporters asked him what it felt like to hit another milestone.
“It means I’ve been there 35 years,” Hogan told the Pioneer Press. “To reach that milestone (750 wins), it’s longevity. I never had that burnout that everyone kind of experiences in teaching. The kids coming in have kept things lively and I’ve been blessed with talented kids. They’ve been eager to learn and aggressive on the field. We’ve had a couple bumps, but nothing like other coaches.”
If you check his profile on Fenwick’s athletic page, it will tell you that Hogan is the ninth winningest coach in IHSA baseball history. Don’t believe it.
With this milestone, Hogan moves into the top 5 of all time and second place in wins with one school. Only legendary coach Jack Kaiser of OPRF holds more victories with one school at 865, according to the IHSA.
When asked about what the future holds, Hogan told reporters:
“Do I think about 800, or whatever? No. I’m just thinking about 751. But I’m physically A-OK so I hope I’m coaching in 10 years. I’m 60, but I don’t feel 60.”