Muskingum names Al Logan Head Football Coach
NEW CONCORD, OHIO, December 19, 2006 – Muskingum College President Dr. Anne C. Steele has announced that Alan J. Logan has been named head football coach.
"We are pleased to add Alan Logan's name to the list of Muskingum College's exceptional football coaches. Our student-athletes, along with the entire College community, will benefit from his proven leadership and his breadth of experience," said Muskingum College President Anne C. Steele.
Prior to joining Muskingum, Logan served as offensive coordinator at NCAA Division III Wittenberg University. In 2005, his offensive unit finished 5th in the nation in scoring offense and 6th in the nation in total offense per game.
"I am excited and extremely honored to be named Muskingum College's head football coach," said Logan. "I appreciate the opportunity that President Steele has given me to serve my alma mater. The College has a 111-year history of football and educating young men. I am eager to build greater success upon that tradition."
From 1998 through 2003, Logan served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I-AA Davidson College. At Davidson, Logan helped lead the Wildcats to an undefeated season and to the longest Division I-AA winning streak in the nation with 18 consecutive wins.
"Coach Logan is a very successful and innovative offensive football coach and a great leader of young men," said Director of Athletics Larry Shank. "From the first time that I met him, I was taken by his zeal, commitment and his drive for success. Al has developed winners everywhere he has coached. He is a perfect match for Muskingum College and continues the tradition of the Long Magenta Line."
Logan joined Muskingum College in 2006 to introduce the spread offense into the Muskingum football program. A native of Barnesville, Ohio, he graduated from Muskingum in 1982 and earned a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education from Miami University.
As a student-athlete at Muskingum, Logan was captain of both the football and wrestling teams and a four-year letterwinner in football and a two-time All-American wrestler. Logan also earned All-OAC accolades in both sports and was inducted into the Muskingum College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
Logan is married to Muskingum alumna, Patti Gallagher. The couple has two sons, Nick, a Muskingum College freshman, and Cameron, a junior at John Glenn High School.