Ogle named USCAA Hall of Fame member

Ogle named USCAA Hall of Fame member

Former Penn State Mont Alto Athletic Director Marty Ogle was named a United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Hall of Fame member Sunday evening during the USCAA Ceremony at its annual convention. The USCAA Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the association and recognizes the achievements of USCAA coaches, players, and contributors to the organization from 2001 to the present.  Ogle served as Penn State Mont Alto's Athletic Director spanning 28 years from 1989 until his retirement in 2016. When Ogle took office, the school had four sports teams. Upon taking office, he quickly saw oversight and funding of the baseball and softball fields on campus. During his tenure, he added eight more programs to the current number of 12.

In conjunction with being the athletic director, Ogle coached the men's basketball team from 1998 to 2008. During ten seasons at the helm, he compiled a 178-62 career record. In 2002, his team won a Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference (CCAC) title. Penn State Mont Alto also won three conference division titles in 2000, 2001 and 2003. He was a three-time conference coach of the year.

In 2016, upon his retirement, Ogle received the Robert J. Scannell Role of Honor Award. The award is presented by the Conference Office on a yearly basis to an administrator, faculty, staff member or coach who exemplifies a longstanding commitment to student-athlete success and leadership within the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC).

Within his work with the PSUAC, Ogle served as President of the Council of Athletic Directors for 15 years. He saw oversight into the conference's membership with the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The incorporation with the USCAA allowed the school to compete for national championships and the opportunity for student-athletes to be recognized for All-American and Academic All-American status.

Ogle died on March 29, 2019, after a short and courageous battle with cancer.