Bryan Hogan, who was a longtime Roy C. Ketcham High School football assistant coach, is on Monday’s agenda of the Wappingers Central School District Board to Education to become the new Indians head coach.
Hogan was an assistant under former Ketcham football coach Pat Keevins for several seasons, and has taught history at Ketcham since 2006.
Joseph Luzzi, Ketcham’s assistant coordinator for athletics, he said he would reserve comment on the coaching situation until after Monday’s board meeting.
Ketcham’s coaching situation has been in a state of flux.
Keevins resigned from his position as coach of the Indians football team in January 2014 and was an assistant at Poughkeepsie this past season. He spent eight seasons as Ketcham’s coach and stepped down to pursue administrative work. Ketcham was 7-2 under Keevins and won the Section 1 Class A League 1 regular season title in 2013.
After Keevins stepped down, Bill Roos took over the program before resigning on Oct. 9. The Indians lost five games under Roos, who then quit. Ed Coviello, the team’s defensive coordinator, took over as interim coach, and Ketcham finished 1-7.
Roos “lost” three volunteer coaches from his staff after his first practice in August and blamed the Journal, which reported that embattled former Poughkeepsie coach Ken Barger was coaching at practice. Barger is being investigated by the state education department and the Poughkeepsie City School District as part of a probe into whether students were given special accommodations while taking Regents exams in January 2013.