George B. (Blue) Hogg

First coming to Louisiana Tech as a strapping young student/athlete in 1923, George (Blue) Hogg captured the fancy of the athletic world in north Louisiana with his strongman abilities. Standing 6-2 and 220-pounds, Hogg's feats on the football field became somewhat legendary through the 1926 season and he was also quite successful as a basketball and baseball player for the Bulldogs. A native of Unionville, Hogg was a graduate of Haynesville High School and then graduated from Tech in 1927. Upon graduation from Tech he taught and coached all sports at Bernice in 1928. From there he moved to Rayville for three years (1929-30-31) and his 1930 football team won the state championship. From 1932 through 1934 he coached and taught at Louann, Ark., and then headed back to Louisiana Tech in 1934. He became the coach of the Tech freshman football team and his 1934 team earned quite a niche for itself by going 5-0, scoring 104 points while not allowing one point to be scored and also beat the Tech varsity team in practice games. He continued to coach the freshman team for six years before taking over as head of the Health and Physical Education department in 1943. He became well known throughout Louisiana college circles for his interest and expertise in such programs as archery, bowling and golf, all of which he began at Tech. His professional career at Tech lasted 31 years before he retired in 1965. George (Blue) Hogg died Dec. 28, 1981, at the age of 79. His wife of 55 years Mrs. Lurline Hogg, succeeds him and still resides in Ruston.

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