Roger Ogden, Athletic Director

Roger Ogden

A.D. Ogden comes to Southwest from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, where he most recently served as Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Compliance and Sports Information Director. In addition, Ogden was Lane’s head softball coach for nine seasons and was a two-time selection for Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Coach of the Year (2010 and 2014). Ogden led his 2014 Lady Dragon team to a school-record 20 wins followed by another winning season in 2015. Three of his players were named to the All-SIAC team along with the SIAC Player of the Year and Relief Pitcher of the Year.

Ogden received his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Bethel College (now Bethel University) and his MBA with an emphasis in Sports Management from Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

Coach Ogden is married to the former Valerie Hathcock of Ripley, Tenn. They have one daughter and son-in-law, and one grandchild.