Topper Cogan named assistant soccer coach
Aug. 14, 2012
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Topper Cogan was named the assistant soccer women’s soccer coach at Lamar University, head coach Orlando Cervantes announced Tuesday.
Cogan comes to Lamar from Southland Conference rival Sam Houston State, where he served as assistant women’s soccer coach for the past four seasons.
“I’m very excited to be at Lamar,” Cogan said. “Having been in the Southland Conference, I hope to bring some insight about some of the other teams to the program.”
Cogan helped Sam Houston State qualify for the Southland Conference Tournament in three of his four seasons, including a 1-0 win over Lamar in the first round of last season’s tournament.
“Topper came highly recommended from many coaches,” Cervantes said. “He did a good job at Sam Houston. He relates well to players, and the players love him.”
Cogan played collegiate soccer at Miami of Ohio and Houston Baptist. At Houston Baptist, he set school records for career shutouts, consecutive shutouts and career goals-against average. Cogan earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in health from Texas Tech in 1997, and earned his master’s degree in sports psychology from Texas Tech in 2005.
The Lady Cardinals, who are coming off their best season in the five-year history of the program with a 9-8-1 overall record and 6-2-1 mark in Southland Conference play, open the regular season at 7 p.m. Friday with a non-conference game at Air Force.