Jackson, TN- Lane College has announced that Interim Athletic Director Penny Minter and Interim Head Football Coach Malik Hoskins have resigned their positions, effective immediately.
Lane President Logan Hampton has accepted the resignations and appointed Lane’s Sports Information Director (SID) and Head Softball Coach Roger Ogden as the Athletic Director on an interim basis. Ogden is a seven-year employee of the College and has served in his former capacities since 2008. He will retain the SID and Head Softball Coach responsibilities during the interim period.
During the 2014 Season, Coach Ogden led the Lady Dragons Softball Team to its highest single-season win total in the College's history. He also had two players selected as All-Conference with one Player of the Year, and he was selected by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) as the 2010 and 2014 Coach of the Year. Ogden is married to Valerie Hathcock Ogden and they are the parents of an adult daughter, son-in-law and a grandson.
"I recognize the value that Director Minter has contributed to Lane College in her interim position. This year, she established the Lane College Booster Club, implemented Football Game Day promotions, and provided leadership to the entire athletics department, consisting of 12 sports,"said Hampton.
"Likewise, I thank Coach Hoskins for his leadership over the Football Program serving in the role as Interim Head Football Coach,"said Hampton. "Last season, Hoskins served as the program’s Assistant Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Primarily because of his offensive prowess and keen acumen in the development of key offensive plays, the 2013 Football Dragons amassed major offensive yardage and passing statistics, and helped lead the Dragons to their first winning season in four years and the selection of its Quarterback as the SIAC Player of the Year. Also, during his tenure, seven members of his football squads have been placed on the 1st and 2nd All-SIAC Conference Teams,"he added.
"I sincerely thank Director Minter and Coach Hoskins for their service to Lane College, and I wish them well in their future endeavors,"Hampton concluded.
The College will conduct a national search for Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Marching Band Director.