What is HoganLax
HoganLax provides developmental opportunities for lacrosse players and coaches through hosting and organizing tournaments, club teams, and team training.
HoganLax was created in 2002 when Matt Hogan, CEO & Founder, was the head lacrosse coach at the University of Pennsylvania. The first tournament was HERO held at the Haverford School, outside of Philadelphia. When Matt Hogan moved back to the Annapolis area in 2003, HoganLax hosted 8 teams in the inaugural year for Summer Exposure. Summer Exposure now is host to 250+ teams each year on Father's Day weekend. In the following years, Hogan's Hershey (225 teams), Bay Bridge Brawl (120 teams), Fall Brawl (90-100 teams), Revolution (40 teams), and most recently, Shore Wars and Spring Thaw have been great additions as HoganLax premier events.
HoganLax partnered with the Chesapeake Bayhawks to provide a unique experience with the invite-only tournament of Naptown National Challenge. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium plays host to the championship games, which are broadcasted on live television.
In 2018 HoganLax partnered with King of the Hill to support this event held at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
HoganLax’s club lacrosse organization is the Annapolis Hawks, which was initiated in 2004 with 2 teams. Starting with only U13 and U15 teams, the club slowly grew to over 11 teams ranging from 3rd to 11th graders. The Hawks recently partnered with a club in Richmond, now the Richmond Hawks, to assist with their growth and development as players and coaches.
Team Training takes place in Tavares, Florida and allows entire teams to escape to sunny and warm Florida over spring break. HoganLax provides all logistics once you land in Orlando. The fantastic host resort provides meals and lodging, with the fields being only 3.5 miles away. HoganLax will support scrimmages, games, and practices. Trainers and all other needs are provided. HoganLax staff will happily assist you in coaching your teams with the Coaches’ Coach feature, if that is an aspect of the trip you think may help your team develop and grow to its potential.
Who is HoganLax
Matt Hogan, CEO and Founder of HoganLax, joined the lacrosse community as an 8th grader in 1974 and has never looked back. Through playing for Hall High School in West Hartford, CT, at the collegiate level for Springfield College, and coaching at the Division I, III, high school, and youth levels, he has been exposed to and enjoyed lacrosse in a variety of atmospheres.
1983- Assistant University of Maryland
1984-85 Assistant University of Delaware
Masters in Education
1986- Assistant University of Maryland
1987-88- Head Coach Clarkson University
ECAC Upstate Champions
ECAC Coach of the Year
1989-2001- Assistant Coach United States Naval Academy
Associate Professor of Phys. Ed. Department
2000 NCAA #1 Ranked Defense
2002- Head Coach UPENN
First winning season in 13 years
2003-2010- Head Coach and Dean of Students, St. Mary's- Annapolis High School
MIAA and MSLCA Coach of the Year
Matt is married to the former Cece Sullivan and they have 2 children, who played lacrosse since they were very young. John, played at St. Mary's High School, Deerfield Academy and at Cornell University and is curently the volunteer coach at Penn State. Maggie played for CCLax, St. Mary's High School and for Conn College, she is currently employeed by Bozzuto in Baltimore.