Lesleigh Hogg Named Coach of the Year

Lesleigh Hogg
Coach Lesleigh Hogg
Lehman Head Coach Lesleigh Hogg has been named CUNY's Men's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year for his work with student athletes and his success this year in guiding three of his six teams to the CUNYAC Championships.

Coach Hogg began his career at Lehman in 1996 and since then has won a combined fourteen championships. This past winter, for the second straight year, he guided both indoor track and field teams to championships. In addition, he helped lead the Men's Outdoor Track and Field team to its first CUNYAC Championship.

"Coach Hogg has done a terrific job of bringing in student-athletes who have succeeded both in and out of the classroom," said Lehman Athletic Director Dr. Martin L. Zwiren. "He is a hard-working coach who demands a lot from his athletes, and his success speaks for itself. He's done a great job of motivating the kids and getting them to give everything they have. I'm very proud of the job he's done this past year."

With six teams under his guidance, Coach Hogg has very little downtime—he's already preparing for the 2009 cross-country season, which starts in less than three months. "There is always work to do," he said. "As a coach, there are so many important aspects to the job that one has to tend to, but my job has always been very enjoyable."

The 2009 Lehman College cross-country schedule will be announced in July.