|Born||September 7, 1953|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Academy of the Pacific (HI)
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
Robert Charles "Bob" Hogue (born September 7, 1953) is an athletic conference commissioner, author and columnist, sportscaster, and a former Republican member of the Hawaii State Senate representing the 24th district (Kailua-Kaneohe) for six years (2000–2006). Hogue was the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, to replace Ed Case but lost in the 2006 general election to former Lieutenant Governor Mazie Hirono. He is currently the commissioner of the Pacific West Conference, a position he had held since 2007.
Hogue was born on September 7, 1953 in Whittier, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1975 where he played baseball and earned a degree in business with an emphasis in accounting. He earned his CPA certificate working for Price Waterhouse & Co. in southern California from 1975 to 1977.
Hogue was the lead sportscaster with three #1-rated news stations: KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa and the Iowa Television Network (1979–1984), KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California (1984–1988), and KHON-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii (1988–1999). Previously, he worked at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa, KFBB-TV in Great Falls, Montana, and radio stations in Honolulu, HI, Sacramento, CA, and Prescott, AZ. Hogue was the play-by-play announcer for University of Iowa basketball on television in the 1980s and University of Hawaii football and basketball on radio in the 1990s and then Hawaii Pacific University basketball on radio and television in the 2000s.
Coaching and athletic administration career
Hogue was the head boys' basketball coach at Academy of the Pacific in Honolulu from 2004 to 2006 after earlier serving as head girls' basketball coach at St. Anthony's and Trinity Christian in Kailua. In 2007, Hogue was named the commissioner of the Pacific West Conference, which is now the largest NCAA Division II conference in the west. In 2013, he was named to the DII Management Council and DII Membership Committee.
Television hosting and writing
Hogue formerly served with Wayne Coito as host of PacWest Magazine television on OC-16 and www.thepacwest.com. Since 1988, Hogue has written a weekly sports and recreation column for MidWeek magazine called "Keeping Score". He is a frequent contributor to other magazine publications. His first novel, Sands of Lanikai, published by Island Heritage, was released in late 2009. The novel is historical fiction, mystery, and romance set in Kailua, Oahu around the time of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Sands of Lanikai was #1 on The Honolulu Advertiser bestseller list on November 29, 2009 and remained on the Advertiser bestseller list for the next several months. The novel was later nominated for a Po'okela Award for excellence in literature.