CCU removes interim label from title of AD Hogue

ccu-hoguemugAfter serving nearly one year as Coastal Carolina University’s interim director of athletics, Matt Hogue and the Chanticleers made it official Thursday by removing the temporary tag from his title.

Hogue, who was previously the “Voice of the Chanticleers” for 17 years, was promoted to the interim position to replace outgoing AD Hunter Yurachek in March of 2014.

Apparently CCU President David DeCenzo adheres to the “If it isn’t broke don’t fix it” philosophy. Over the past year in CCU athletics, the baseball and softball programs opened new facilities, the football program reached the FCS quarterfinals and the men’s basketball program made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 21 years. The athletic department also secured the largest single donation in school history from TD Bank.

Hogue joined Coastal in 1997 and has served in several different roles in the Department of Athletics and in the Office of University Communication, where he leads CCU’s marketing and trademark-licensing efforts. Hogue is best known for his 17-year stint as the “Voice of the Chanticleers” on the Chanticleer Sports Network, providing live game broadcasts, features and weekly programs about CCU athletics.

In 2013 Hogue was named a finalist for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) Sportscaster of the Year for the state of South Carolina. He has edited a book entitled Chanticleer Athletics: Fifty Years of Excellence with other CCU contributors and dedicated the book to Edward M. “Dick” Singleton, former chancellor of the university. Partial proceeds from the book benefited the Edward M. Singleton Scholar Athlete Award scholarship at CCU.

Photo courtesy of CCU

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