Jay Hogue, who spent the bulk of his coaching career in club gymnastics before joining the college ranks in recent years, enters his third season on the Georgia staff.
Hogue coached Georgia's bars squad to a No. 1 national ranking for each of the last 10 weeks in 2014, and he was named NACGC/W Southeast Region Co-Assistant Coach of the Year. Five UGA gymnasts were ranked in the top-25 nationally on bars in 2014, including three in the top-10. Georgia scored an SEC Championship record 49.7 on bars and a 49.6 in the NCAA Regional - UGA's highest mark in a regional since 1998.
In 2013, Hogue helped direct Georgia's efforts on vault and bars, where the Gym Dogs finished the season ranked eighth and third in the nation, respectively.
Under Hogue's direction, Georgia gymnasts won a total of 10 All-America honors on vault and bars in 2013. Three different Gym Dogs - Brandie Jay, Lindsey Cheek and Chelsea Davis - earned first team honors on vault and competed in the NCAA Individual Event Finals, and four Georgia gymnasts earned All-America honors on bars. Chelsea Davis was a first team All-American on vault and bars, and she spent a majority of the 2013 season ranked No. 1 in the country on bars. Also in 2013, Brittany Rogers shared the SEC title on bars.
Before joining the Georgia staff in the summer of 2012, Hogue served as an assistant coach at the University of Denver for two years.
Hogue primarily coached the Pioneers' vault and bars squads, and was named the 2012 North Central Region Co-Assistant Coach of the Year. Under his direction, Denver gymnastics earned a total of eight WAC event specialist of the week honors on vault and bars in 2012. Hogue's vault squad tied the school record with a 49.425 against Air Force.
Denver's Moriah Martin was named the North Central Region Gymnast of the Year, in large part due to her success on vault. Under Hogue's watch, she finished ranked in the top-10 nationally on the event.
In Hogue's first season at Denver, the Pioneers knocked off Arkansas, Nebraska and Ohio State, and were ranked No. 2 in the North Central Region.
A professional member of USA Gymnastics for 25 years, Hogue spent the bulk of his career at Orlando Metro Gymnastics, where he helped develop optional gymnasts and coached at the U.S. Classics and Junior Olympic National Championships. Prior to his time at Denver, Hogue coached for three years at Broadway Gymnastics in Oviedo, Fla.
Hogue graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies with an emphasis in engineering and physics with a minor in mathematics, and earned his associate of arts degree from Valencia Community College in 1993. A native of Orlando, Fla., Hogue and his wife Lisa have two sons, Pierce and Colin.