Hogan got his start in athletics while attending graduate school at Louisiana Tech. He began working in the athletic academic center as a graduate assistant. During his time there, he was promoted to the academic contact for football and finally to acting assistant athletic director for academics. Other responsibilities for Hogan included working as the academic advisor for men's and women's basketball, directing the student-athlete tutoring program, and overseeing the student-athlete book loan program.
Hogan is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems in 2004 and a Master's degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology in 2007.
Hogan worked at ESPN 97.7 FM, one of the nation's largest all sports talk stations, from 2003-09. There, he worked as play-by-play talent for collegiate and high school football, basketball, baseball, and softball broadcasts. Hogan also was an on-air producer for the Louisiana Tech, LSU, and Grambling State radio networks.
Hogan earned his bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Louisiana Tech. He also earned his master's in industrial organizational psychology from Louisiana Tech.