The Tarleton Texan athletic family lost their voice over the Fourth of July weekend when Assistant Athletics Director for Development and Major Gifts and the ‘Voice of the Texans,’ Casey Hogan, announced on Facebook that his last day at Tarleton would be July 15 after accepting a sales position in Dallas.
Entering what would have been his fifth year in the position, Hogan enjoyed his time being the voice of his alma mater, but is excited about what the future holds.
“I really, really enjoyed sports broadcasting and being the voice of the Texans. I wasn’t looking to leave Tarleton at all,” he said. “But an outstanding opportunity presented itself from a Fortune 500 company and it really seemed like a fit for me. I’m excited for the change.”
Hogan said the new position in Dallas will allow him to be closer to his family, which played a large part in the decision.
Over his time at Tarleton, Hogan has seen the Texans produce a number of feats on the basketball court and football field. However, there’s one moment in his broadcasting career that he says is most memorable.
“It has to be the South Central Regional Final championship game when we defeated Angelo State at Wisdom Gym,” he said. “The first two times we had won the South Central Regional championship it was played in Commerce and a smaller town in Missouri and I was in the stands as a fan. We had a long stretch to get back to that game and that first ever call after winning one at Wisdom Gym was really special.”
Even with Hogan leaving relatively quick, his relocation for employment won’t take the Tarleton purple out of his wardrobe. He has plans to continue supporting Tarleton in the future by attending as many games as he possibly can.
“I’m not leaving the family, I’ll still be a Texan Club supporter and I’ll travel and support the teams in the stands. That won’t change,” he said. “While I’ve been on staff it’s been a great experience, especially being able to work for a legendary coach like Lonn Reisman. I put a lot of heart, hard work and soul into broadcasting the games over the last several years, I hope that whomever comes behind me continues that tradition.”
The Tarleton Texans first scheduled sporting even for 2016 is a football game at McNeese State. The game is scheduled for Sept. 3 with kick-off set for 6 p.m.