Wendy Hogue Photo

Wendy Hogue

Head Coach 10th season


Wendy Hogue is set to begin her tenth season at the reigns of the Lady Crusader softball program.  During her time at WCU, Hogue has built the Lady Crusaders into a national power. The Lady Crusaders have captured two Gulf Coast Athletic Conference titles, two Southern States Athletic Conference West Division Regular Season titles, a Southern States Athletic Confernce overall title, have appeared in five  NAIA National Tournaments, and she has coached nine All Americans.
Last season WCU finished with a record of 34-18 and just missed making a 6th straight appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.


Hogue was named GCAC Coach of the Year in 2009, SSAC Coach of the Year in 2011, and NFCA East Region Coaching Staff of the Year in 2009, 2011, and 2012.   


Hogue first arrived at Carey in 1995 and played on the inaugural team under current Baylor head coach Glenn Moore. While at Carey, Hogue excelled on the field and in the classroom and was the recipient of numerous awards for both.  Hogue graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998 with a Bachelors of Science in Education. In 2008 she earned her Masters Degree in education as well.


Hogue's coaching career began as an assistant coach for slow-pitch softball in 1998 at Petal High School. In 2000, Hogue became the first head coach for fast pitch softball at Petal. In her five years with the Lady Panthers, her teams reached the playoffs each year and won two district titles.


Wendy has been married for twelve years to Eric and they have two children, Kinley Grace 9) and Keaton (2).


The Hogue Record:


Win %
36.8 %
74.1 %
 % $
  % # ^
75.0 %
 % ^ @
87.1 %
2012 %^+* 50 11 82.0 %    
2013   34 18 65.4%    
140 69.6%    


NAIA National Championship Appearance %
GCAC Championship $
GCAC Tournament Championship #
NAIA Tournament Pool Champs ^
SSAC West Division Champs @
SSAC Champions +
SSAC Regular Season Champions *


2014 Softball Roster
# Name Cl. Pos. B/T Hometown Previous School
1 Meghan Maddox SO P R/R Waveland, MS Bay High School
2 Caitlin Beech FR IF R/R Pass Christian, Miss. Pass Christian H. S.
3 Hannah Cook-Kelley JR OF R/R Phoenix, AZ Shadow Mountain H. S.
4 Jasmine Shelby SR IF R/R Gulfport, MS Harrison Central High School
5 Sarah Beckman SR IF R/R Meridian, MS Clarkdale High School
6 Lauren Little SO IF R/R Raleigh, MS Raleigh High School
7 Janessa Dedeaux SR C R/R Poplarville, MS Pearl River C.C.
8 Lauren Russell SO UT R/R Denham Springs, LA Denham Springs High School
10 Brittany LeBlanc JR P R/R Maurice, La. Pearl River C.C.
11 Lindsey Webb JR OF R/R Vancleave, MS Vancleave H. S.
12 Brooklyn Guillot SO P R/R Port Allen, La. LSU-Eunice
13 Ramsi Dykes JR OF L/L Collins, MS Presbyterian Christian
14 Briana Bass FR IF R/R McComb, Miss. Parklane Academy
15 Relanda McFarland JR OF L/R Shubuta, Miss. Jones County Junior College
17 Kayla Byrd JR OF R/R Monticello, MS Lawerence Co. High School
20 Tiffany De Vore FR UT R/R Picayune, Miss. Picayune Memorial H.S.
22 Katy White SR OF L/R Wiggins, MS Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.
23 Lindsey Rowe SO IF R/R Madison, MS Madison Central H.S.
24 Maggie Paulk SO UT R/R McComb, MS Parklane Academy
25 Caroline Walker JR IF L/R Woodville, Miss. Southern Mississippi
27 Brittany Lang SO P R/R Biloxi, MS Biloxi High School
32 Megan Monk JR C R/R Denham Spirngs, LA Denham Springs H. S.

Coaching Staff

Wendy Hogue Photo
Head Coach
10th season
Craig Fletcher Photo
Assistant Coach
8th season
Chase Coleman Photo
Volunteer Assistant Coach
5th season
Alyssa Boutwell Photo
Grad Assistant
2nd season