Josh Blunt - Head Coach
Josh Blunt enters his sixth season as head coach at Lane Community College and, in 2017, Lane is once again ranked as the preseason #1 team in the NWAC which is the second time in 3 years. In 2016 LCC went 29-14 and Coach Blunt led the Titans to a 2nd place finish in the NWAC Southern Region. Lane finished 3rd in the NWAC in 2014. Since taking over at Lane, Coach Blunt has guided the Titans to 4 consecutive years of making the playoffs and compiling a cumulative record of 130-88.
Coach Blunt comes to Lane from West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. While at West Valley, Coach Blunt achieved a total record of 167-75 which was the 5th most wins for a community college in the entire State of California. In 2008, he led the Vikings to a state best record of 40-10 and the school’s first ever Final Four appearance.
Prior to coaching at West Valley, Coach Blunt had a brief stop at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where he was the associate head coach. He was in charge of infielders and catchers as well as coaching 3rd base and running the offense.
In 2003, Coach Blunt was an assistant coach at Sam Houston State, a Division I school in Huntsville, TX where he was in charge of catchers and hitters and assisted with recruiting.
From 1999-2002, Coach Blunt was an assistant coach at Florida powerhouse Okaloosa-Walton Junior College (now called Northwest Florida State) in Niceville, FL. His primary responsibilities were to handle the pitching staff and to manage recruiting. His 2001/2002 recruiting class had 14 players that went on to be drafted. During Coach Blunt’s three years at OWCC, the team won the conference and placed second.
Coach Blunt began his college coaching career in 1997 at North Florida Community College in Madison, FL where he was in charge of pitchers and catchers, as well as the recruiting coordinator. While at North Florida, the team achieved an overall record of 98-44. Coach Blunt’s successful recruiting efforts resulted in 20 Sentinel players receiving Division I scholarships.
Coach Blunt earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and completed his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at Valdosta State University.
Coach Blunt resides in Eugene, Oregon with his wife, Amanda, and their son, Trent.
Josh Hogan - Assistant Coach
Josh Hogan joins the Titans staff and his primary responsibilities will be as the infield coach and serve as the 3rd base coach. Josh comes to Lane after serving as the graduate assistant coach for the Oregon Ducks. Last year as a Duck his responsibilities included: 1st base coach, positioning outfielders and infielders as well as assisting with the hitters. In the summer of 2012 Coach Hogan was the head coach of the Klamath Falls Gems where they finished tied for second in league and 30-28 overall. Prior to being with the Gems Hogan served as first base and infield coach for the Cowlitz Black Bears in both the summers of 2010 and 2011. Josh began his coaching career in 2010 as an assistant coach at Churchill High School.
As a player Hogan spent three years as an infielder with the Corvallis Knights, winning the WCL Championship in 2008 and playing in the WCL Championship series in 2009. Josh was named to the WCL All-Conference team all three years he played in Corvallis.
Hogan is a graduate of Churchill High School in Eugene, OR. He was a two-sport athlete, playing baseball for head coach Eric Hoberg and football for head coach Darrel Mehl. After his senior baseball season Hogan was named first team All-State and the Midwestern League Player of the Year. He helped the Lancers to three straight Midwestern League championships. He then played two years at Mt. Hood Community College, where he earned second team all-league as freshman and first team all-league as a sophomore. Hogan continued his playing career at Oregon in 2009 where he was voted by teammate’s best defensive player, best teammate and team captain.
This summer (2013), Hogan coached the Medford Rogues and lead them to a 2nd place finish with a record of 30-24