Sonja Hogg

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Sonja Hogg
Sport(s) College basketball
Biographical details
Born (1945-12-19) December 19, 1945 (age 69)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Louisiana Tech
Deer Park (TX) H.S.
Head coaching record
Overall 390–146 (.728)
Accomplishments and honors
AIAW Basketball Champions (1981)
NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Champions (1982)
Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame (1986)
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2009)
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (2009)

Sonja Hogg (born December 19, 1945) is the former head woman's basketball coach at Louisiana Tech University and at Baylor University. Hogg posted an overall record of 307–55 at Louisiana Tech.[1] Hogg's record at Baylor in the Southwest Conference era was 24–33 overall (7–21 in conference). Hogg's record at Baylor in the Big 12 conference era was 59–58 overall (27–37 league mark). Her overall record at Baylor for all years was 83–91. Her combined overall record for her entire coaching career was 390–146.

Hogg was a physical education teacher at Ruston High School when she interviewed at Louisiana Tech for a position in its P.E. department. School president Dr. F. Jay Taylor remarked that several students had approached him about starting a women's basketball team. He asked her if she would be interested, and she agreed.[2]

When Hogg began putting together the team, she nicknamed the team the "Lady Techsters." She felt the school's longtime nickname of Bulldogs was unfeminine, and also didn't like the prospect of her players being called "bitches" (the female name for a dog). She also insisted that her players act like ladies off the court.[3] She won the 1981 Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women title, beating Tennessee to finish the season undeated at 34–0.[4] Hogg's team went on to win the first NCAA women's title in 1982. From 1982 to 1985, she was co-head coach with her former top assistant, Leon Barmore, completely turning over the reins to Barmore in 1985.[5] Hogg coached at Deer Park High School from 1986 to 1988. Hogg came out of retirement in 1994, and coached at Baylor for six years.[2]

In 1986, Hogg was inducted into the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame. She received the 2004 Women's Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball Award.[6] In 2009, Hogg was elected to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.[7] In June 2009, Hogg was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.[2][8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (Independent) (1974–1985)
1974–1975 Louisiana Tech 13–9
1975–1976 Louisiana Tech 19–10
1976–1977 Louisiana Tech 22–9
1977–1978 Louisiana Tech 20–8
1978–1979 Louisiana Tech 34–4 1979 AIAW Runner-Up
1979–1980 Louisiana Tech 40–5 1980 AIAW Final Four
1980–1981 Louisiana Tech 34–0 1981 AIAW National Champions
1981–1982 Louisiana Tech 35–1 NCAA Champions
1982–1983 Louisiana Tech 31–2 NCAA Runner-up
1983–1984 Louisiana Tech 30–3 NCAA Final Four
1984–1985 Louisiana Tech 29–4
Louisiana Tech: 307–55
Baylor Bears (Southwest Conference) (1994–1996)
1994–1995 Baylor 13–14 4–10 7th
1995–1996 Baylor 11–19 3–11 7th
Baylor Bears (Big 12 Conference) (1996–2000)
1996–1997 Baylor 15–13 7–9 T–8th
1997–1998 Baylor 20–11 10–6 T–5th WNIT
1998–1999 Baylor 17–14 8–8 T–5th WNIT
1999–2000 Baylor 7–20 2–14 12th
Baylor: 83–91 34–58
Total: 390–146

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Sources:[9] [10]


  1. ^ "Sonja Hogg built the Louisiana Tech women's basketball program into a powerhouse". New Orleans Times Picayune. 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "LA Sports Hall of Fame – Sonja Hogg". Louisiana Tech Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Belles Of The Ball". Sports Illustrated. 1986-11-19. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  4. ^ "It Was A Tech-book Year". Sports Illustrated. 1981-04-06. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Belles Of The Ball". Sports Illustrated. 1986-11-19. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Sonja Hogg Honored By Atlanta Tipoff Club". Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  7. ^ "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  8. ^ "Bio". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ 2010-11 Lady Techster Basketball Media Guide