Dave Hoger
Dave Hoger
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (616) 526-7951
Email: dah32@calvin.edu
Year Record MIAA Finish
2017 5-11 1-6 (7th)  Regular Season
2018 4-13 1-6 (7th)  Regular Season
Total 9-24 2-12  

Dave Hoger has been named Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Calvin College.

Hoger led Calvin men's lacrosse program into its fifth year as a varsity sport and coming off a school-record six victories this past spring. Hoger is making his debut as a head coach after spending the last four years as an assistant coach at the collegiate level.

In 2018, Calvin posted a record of 4-13 and finished the MIAA race in seventh place. Ethan Brown earned All-MIAA honors and Calvin closed the year with a victory over Olivet.

In his first year, Hoger had a 5-11 record and finished in seventh place in the MIAA at 1-6. The Knights finished the year with a victory over Kalamazoo. Noah Nedd earned All-MIAA honors.

This past year Hoger served as the defensive coordinator for the Frostburg State University (Md.) men's lacrosse team, helping the Bobcats post an overall record of 15­4 and earning a trip to the Capital Athletic Conference semi­finals.

Prior to his time at Frostburg, Hoger spent three years as an assistant coach and at his alma mater Eastern University (Pa.) where he worked with the goalies and assisted with the defense. During his three­-year span, Hoger helped Eastern to three MAC Freedom Conference Championships along with two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. Hoger also served as an admissions counselor during his time at Eastern.

As a student at Eastern, Hoger graduated with a degree in mathematics and was a four­-year goalie for the Eastern men's lacrosse team. As a senior in 2012, he served as a team captain and led the Eagles to their first­-ever conference championship and NCAA Division III Tournament appearance.

Hoger is eager to begin his work at Calvin College. "I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to be the head men's lacrosse coach at Calvin," said Hoger. "I am eager to get there and meet the players. I aim to be a steady figure for Calvin lacrosse and look forward to building the program as it continues to move in the right direction. The game of lacrosse is growing rapidly in the Midwest and I'm honored to be a part of that growth at Calvin College."

"I am very pleased to welcome Dave Hoger to the Calvin family," said Jim Timmer, Calvin's co-director of athletics. "He has a strong grasp of Calvin's mission as a Christ-­centered institution and he places a high value on academics. He is a rising young coach who I feel will continue to build momentum with our men's lacrosse program. "

Nancy Meyer, Calvin's co-­director of athletics shares Timmer's optimism on Hoger's appointment. "We feel blessed to have a person with Dave's enthusiasm, Christian commitment and understanding of Division III athletics," said Meyer. "We feel that he will be a great fit in our athletics program and at Calvin College as a whole."