Coach Scott Meredith
Coach Meredith enters his 4th season as head women’s basketball at Oregon Tech. Meredith is entering his 33rd season coaching basketball with 27 seasons as a head coach at multiple levels and 6 seasons as an assistant coach at Santa Clara University, Humboldt State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and College of the Redwoods. This is Meredith’s 22nd year coaching women’s basketball.
The 2011-12 Oregon Tech women’s basketball team pushed their way back into postseason play after missing a berth to last year’s conference playoffs. The 2011-12 squad also finished with 21 wins after not hitting the 20+ season win plateu since the 2007-08 season.
The Owls turned in an impressive 11-3 mark in non-conference action, a three win improvement from last year. The Owls moved out to a 7-2 league record in the first half of conference play last year. After a ninth place league finish in 2011, Oregon Tech rebounded for a fifth place showing at 10-8 in the conference standings, a seven win improvement from the previous year.
Meredith compiled an overall record of 152-47 (76%) at Arcata and Fortuna High Schools. His teams dominated Humboldt-Del Norte League play with an overall league record of 48-8 (86%), including 4 league championships and 7 consecutive berths in the North Coast Section playoffs. Meredith’s 1996-97 Arcata Tigers won 28 consecutive games, finished the season 28-1 and were ranked #6 in California for all Division 3 schools. Many of Meredith’s former players moved on to play at the college level at schools such as Cornell, Wichita State, Sacramento State and New Mexico State.
Meredith is from northern California, where he was a 4-sport (football, basketball, baseball & track) letter winner at Arcata High School. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1987 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies/Education while playing football and baseball for the Lumberjacks.
He holds teaching credentials in Physical Education, Multiple Subjects Elementary Education and Social Science. He also earned an M.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California.
Meredith and his wife Priscilla were married in Tokyo, Japan where he taught English as a Second Language and played fast pitch softball. They have 2 children, daughter Hayley and son Treyce.
Assistant Coach Tom Loney
Tom Loney begins his second season assisting Head Coach Scott Meredith and the Lady Owls. It is Loney’s 19th year at Oregon Tech and sixth as Associate Athletic Director / Sports Information Director. Loney has served in several capacities with the department, including the resurrection of the women’s basketball program in 2002. Tom headed the Lady Owl basketball program for five seasons until 2007. The Lady Owls recorded 20 or more wins in each of his five seasons, reaching the CCC playoffs each season and recording an overall record of 106-48. (.684). Loney’s teams captured one Cascade Conference Championship and a first ever NAIA II National Tournament appearance, both in the 2004-05 season. The same team recorded a best ever win record of 23 in a season. Prior to 2002, Tom served as Head Volleyball Coach for the 2000 and 2001 seasons, with the 2000 team recording a 22-9 mark. Prior to volleyball, he served four years as OIT assistant basketball coach for Dan Miles, 13 years as Intramural Director for all campus sports, while spending his first six years as an Athletic Trainer for the Owls. Along with his current administrative duties he serves as Physical Education Class Coordinator within the department. A 1992 graduate of Southern Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies and Athletic Training, and a Master’s degree in Education also from SOU in 1998. Tom was a four sport athlete at Klamath Union and went on to play baseball at College of the Siskiyous. Tom is married to the former Lana Hoppe, a 1999 graduate of Oregon Tech and four year Tech softball player. The Loney’s have two children, a son Blake (12) and daughter Raigan (10).
Assistant Coach Jguwon Hogges
Jguwon Hogges begins his first season in the Oregon Tech program with Coach Meredith and the Lady Owls. In his playing days, Hogges was a two sport all conference athlete at Modesto Junior College before moving on to Oregon Tech. Hogges ran track and played basketball for two seasons with the Owls. In those two seasons at Tech, Hogges was a member of the 2008 National Championship team and was selected to the All Tournament Team and was the first Hustlin’ Owl to win the Mr. Hustle Award at the National Tournament.
During the 2009 season Hogges was named to the Cascade Collegiate Conference Defensive Team and was a CCC 1st Team All Conference Selection. Hogges was also a First Team All – America Selection. After Oregon Tech, Hogges spent two summers playing in the NBA D – League, training with the Bakersfield Jam and the Idaho Stampede.
Hogges began his coaching career at Klamath Union High School in 2011 where he was the head basketball girls coach leading the Lady Pelicans to a 19-5 overall record