Larry Hogan, longtime boys’ basketball coach at Leavenworth High School, confirmed over the weekend that his coaching contract and his teaching post will not be renewed for the 2018-19 academic year.
Hogan, who said he has not resigned from either post, coached 35 seasons, won 453 games (winning 71 percent), captured the 2000 Class 6A state title, took the Pioneers to 10 state tournaments on the 6A level, won six state trophies with two state runner-up finishes (1996-97, 2006-07), claimed six Sunflower League titles and coached numerous players who went on to college – 17 who were NCAA Division I recruits.
Hogan's last state tournament appearance with LVHS came in 2012 at the Class 6A level.
Hogan was voted to the Greater Kansas Coaches Association Hall of Fame (Kansas and Missouri). He was named Sunflower League Coach of the Year three times, Metro Sports Coach of the Year, Eddie Ryan Award Coach of the Year, Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year, National Federation State High School Association Coach of the Year and Kansas Best 150. The Topeka Capital-Journal once named him Best Prep Basketball Coach for the state of Kansas.
An employee of the Leavenworth USD 453 Human Resources department confirmed that there soon will be an intent to post the boys’ basketball job online.
LVHS school officials deferred all questions to the school district.
Leavenworth’s boys’ basketball team finished the 2017-18 season with a 5-16 record, winning four contests in their final season of Sunflower League play.
Hogan declined to comment on the situation further, but did say he would speak on the issue publicly at some point in upcoming days.