Tiffany Hogan returns to BYU as track and field assistant coach
PROVO, Utah — BYU track and field legend Tiffany Hogan will return to the program as an assistant coach overseeing multi events and jumps, BYU director of track and field Ed Eyestone announced on Monday.
“I am excited to come back to my alma mater,” Hogan said. “Weber State and the Big Sky Conference helped me grow as a collegiate coach and they will always hold a piece of my heart but this will be a fun new challenge to tackle, especially with BYU joining the Big 12.”
The former Olympian, three-time national champion and 10-time All-American returns to BYU after eight seasons (2015-23) as men’s and women’s track and field assistant coach over sprints, jumps, hurdles and multis at Weber State.
Quotes on Tiffany Hogan's hiring
BYU Director of Track and Field Ed Eyestone
"We are excited to welcome back Tiffany Lott Hogan and to have her experience, expertise and enthusiasm guide our multi and jumps athletes into the Big 12. She has demonstrated as an Olympic athlete and as a successful Division 1 coach that she will be up to the task. We look forward to working with her."
Outgoing BYU jumps and multis coach Mark Robison
"I couldn't be more pleased. I've known Tiffany since she was an athlete here and worked with her when she was a strength and conditioning coach here. I have the greatest respect for her. She is a phenomenal coach. It's going to be a seamless transition. She's going to be stronger in certain coaching areas than I was. I'm excited for my athletes to be able to learn from her. It's like she's coming home."
Hogan leaves Weber State having coached her athletes to 31 Big Sky Conference Championships, over 70 All-Big Sky honors, 20 school records and 139 spots on the Wildcats’ all-time top-10 boards.
The 2023 season saw Hogan guide men’s athletes to three conference crowns with Caleb Whitney winning the heptathlon, Jed Smith the decathlon and Xakai Harry the outdoor long jump. Hogan also oversaw the growth of Weber State breakout freshman Payge Walz. The 2023 Big Sky Freshman of the Year took home the league’s bronze medal in the 100-meter hurdles while also finishing fourth in the heptathlon and powering the 4x100-meter squad to a top-5 conference finish.
In eight seasons with the Wildcats, Hogan’s athletes collected three NCAA Outdoor Championships’ entries, 25 NCAA West Preliminary entries along with two 2021 U.S. Olympic Trial qualifiers.
Hogan’s collegiate coaching career was preceded by nine seasons (2006-15) of high school coaching in St. George, Utah. After a season as an assistant at Dixie High School (2006), Hogan went on to fill head coaching roles at Pine View (2007-08) and Desert Hills High Schools (2009-15). Hogan helped Desert Hills athletes to four state record-holding spots, 30 individual state championships and 35 all-state honors. Prior to coaching high school track and field, Hogan worked as a BYU strength coach (2002-05) and heptathlon coach at Idaho State in 2000-01.
Despite nearly twenty years’ absence from BYU, Hogan’s prolific Cougar track and field career (1994-98) has proved its staying power.
Hogan overcame an ACL injury and went on to win the 1997 NCAA women’s championships in both the heptathlon and indoor 55-meter hurdles. A season later, Hogan successfully defended her heptathlon title and joined Themis Zambrzycki as just the second women’s athlete in program history with three individual national championships to her name. Hogan, Zambrzycki and Courtney Wayment lead all BYU women with three-career national titles today.
The 10-time All-American dominated Western Athletic Conference competition as well with nine-career individual titles while helping the Cougars to nine team titles. Perhaps the highlight of Hogan’s collegiate career came as she clocked a world record 7.30 in the 55m hurdles at the WAC Indoor Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado on February 20, 1997.
Hogan still holds WAC Championship meet records in the 100-meter hurdles (12.72) and heptathlon (5,778) along with four BYU school records and a No. 10 all-time mark in the shot put. Her 1997 heptathlon national title-winning score of 6,211 remains a WAC record and No. 12 all-time in NCAA history.
Hogan graduated from BYU in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management and went on to a professional career highlighted by a heptathlon performance at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, a heptathlon Pan-American championship in 2003 and back-to-back USATF pentathlon championships in 2003-04.
Hogan's professional career was followed by induction into three major hall of fames, including BYU's in 2008, the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 and the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor in 2019.
A native of Leeds, Utah, Hogan prepped at Pine View High School where she earned three high school All-American honors, won seven Utah state titles and achieved three-time qualifying status at USA Junior Nationals.
Hogan and her husband Brent have three children, Keplar, Bennet and Brené.
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