The Casper Horseheads of the Expedition League today announced Josh Hogan as the team’s first Assistant General
Manager/Head Coach and Jeff Lyle as the team’s first Assistant Head Coach.
Hogan, 29, joins the Horseheads after six successful years as Head Coach of the Klamath Falls (Oregon) Gems and Medford
(Oregon) Rogues collegiate summer baseball teams. Hogan compiled a 192-149 record including three playoff seasons. His
Medford teams went 85-39 the past two years, earning playoff berths in both seasons and capping 2017 by winning the Great
West League Championship.
Hogan, who comes to Casper from Eugene, Oregon, played collegiate baseball at the University of Oregon and has been an
assistant coach at Oregon and at Lane Community College in Eugene. Former Casper Oiler and 2017 Texas Rangers draftee Kyle
Keith, as well as former Oiler Tanner Galey, played at Lane CC while Hogan was on staff. Hogan will forego coaching at the college
level to join the Horseheads as a full-time member of the front office.
Lyle, 48, has worked with Josh Hogan as pitching coach since the 2012 season with the Gems. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh
Pirates as a right-handed pitcher in 1989 and spent three years in the minors. He has also worked with USA Baseball and
Northwest Baseball as part of a staff that hosted NWB events and showcases in Casper. In 2016, the Rogues first season as
members of the Great West League, Lyle’s pitching staff owned a league-best 2.84 regular season ERA with 359 strikeouts. Lyle’s
2012 Klamath Falls pitching staff broke the West Coast League record for strikeouts in a single season (407).
A native of California, Lyle played at Merced Junior College and Hancock College before transferring to Fresno State where he
finished his playing college career.