Josh Hogan, who guided the Medford Rogues baseball team to the Great West League championship last summer, is stepping down after five seasons.
Hogan has accepted a coaching and front office position in another league.
In five years, Hogan skippered the Rogues to a 168-121 record and three postseason appearances.
“First, I want to thank Josh for his five years of service to the Medford Rogues Baseball Club,” Mike MacCulloch of CSH International, which owns the Rogues, said in a release. “We’re excited to see a hard working individual like Josh receive the opportunity to further build on his baseball resume. He has proven to demonstrate the necessary qualities to succeed as a head coach, including his communication skills, preparation, passion, and attention to detail. We wish him all the best, and he’ll forever be a part of Rogue Nation. ”
This past summer, Hogan was named manager of the year in the GWL. He joined a league-leading 10 Rogues at the All-Star game and was one of eight Rogues named to the 2017 All-GWL team, also more than any other team in the league.
“Josh was the only summer baseball manager I’ve ever had,” said Rogues alum and Ashland native Jamie Flynn. “He trusted me as an incoming freshman in 2013, and that trust paid off when we won the ‘ship in 2017. The memories we have together, I will never forget.'
The Rogues will conduct a nationwide search for Hogan's replacement.