Rogan named Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Associate Vice Provost and Director of Athletics & Recreation Jennifer S. Baker announced the appointment of Rodney Rogan as the school’s head women’s basketball coach today.  Rogan, who most recently served for four seasons as the head coach at Rhodes, replaces Katherine Bixby, who was named an assistant coach at Division I Loyola Maryland; he becomes the eighth women’s basketball coach in Johns Hopkins history.
“After conducting an extensive national search, I am thrilled to welcome Rodney to Johns Hopkins,” Baker stated.  “We were fortunate to attract a deep and talented pool of candidates for the position; during each step of the process, Rodney’s enthusiasm, focus on the growth and well-being of his student-athletes on and off the court and detailed vision for the future of the Blue Jay women’s basketball program continuously set him apart, even among such a talented group of applicants.  I look forward to working closely with him as he builds on the success our team has enjoyed on the court, while also leading and mentoring the women in our program as they pursue their academic and athletic goals at Johns Hopkins.”
Rogan inherits a Johns Hopkins team that posted a 21-7 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four full seasons last year.  The Blue Jays are set to return six of their top seven scorers, four of their top five rebounders, the team’s three leaders in assists and five leaders in steals from last season.
“I would like to thank Jennifer Baker, Associate Director of Athletics Nikki Betz and all members of the selection committee for the opportunity to lead the Johns Hopkins women’s basketball program,” Rogan stated.  “Johns Hopkins’ global brand and elite academic status will allow us to recruit high-achieving, well-rounded student-athletes who will have the opportunity to compete and represent the University at the highest level both academically and athletically.  Our expectation is to seek excellence on a daily basis; that pursuit will fuel the members of our program as we look to consistently compete at the national level.”
Rogan guided the Lynx to a four-year record of 67-28 (.705), including a 40-11 (.784) regular season record in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA).  Rhodes won each of the last three SAA tournament titles (2021, 2022, 2023) and earned two trips to the NCAA Tournament (2022, 2023).
Under Rogan’s guidance, the Lynx enjoyed one of the finest seasons in school history during the 2021-22 season as they posted a 23-3 record, including a perfect 12-0 mark in SAA play, and hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.  Rhodes claimed its second consecutive SAA title, won a school-record 16 consecutive games at one point in the season and rose as high as #19 in the WBCA Poll, #23 in the Poll and #2 in the official NCAA Regional Rankings.
During his tenure as the head coach at Rhodes, Rogan developed and coached four SAA Players of the Year and one SAA Defensive Player of the Year.  In addition, 14 of his players earned All-SAA honors and he was named the SAA Coach of the Year at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season, while six members of the program earned All-Region, including four first team selections, under his guidance.
Prior to his time a Rhodes, Rogan spent three seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Millsaps, from 2010-13 and then six seasons as an assistant with the women’s basketball program at Division I Nebraska-Omaha. 
Rogan graduated from Millsaps in 2008 with a degree in business administration and a minor in finance.  As a member of the Millsaps men’s basketball team, he helped guide the Majors to a school-record 28 wins and a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight as a senior.  He concluded his career with 1,355 points, 580 rebounds, 245 assists and 110 steals and his 2007-08 Millsaps team was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2018.
The Rogan File
Hometown:  Houston, TX
High School:  Cypress Falls
College:  Millsaps ’08
Major:  Business Administration
Playing Career
2004-08:  Millsaps
Coaching Career
2010-13:  Millsaps (Assistant Coach – Men’s Basketball)
2013-19:  Nebraska Omaha (Assistant Coach – Women’s Basketball)
2019-23:  Rhodes (Head Coach – Women’s Basketball)
Coaching Honors & Achievements at Rhodes
Record:  67-28 (.705)
Conference Titles (Tournament): 3 (2021, 2022, 2023)
NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2 (2022, 2023)

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