Athletic Hall of Fame Winners: 2011
- Tiffany Foote – Women’s Basketball, 2001-05
- Dan Hogan – Soccer Coach, 1991-99
- John-Mark Jones – Men’s Basketball, 1991-93
- Jennifer Kamp – Softball, 1994-96, 1999
Tiffany Foote hails from University City in St. Louis, Mo. As the younger sister of two older brothers, she grew up playing basketball in a neighbor’s back yard to keep the teams even. Her love for the game and spirit for competition was undeniable even at a young age; she would often spend time dribbling up and down the street. Foote joined an organized team by the fifth grade. Attending University City High School, she received many honors and broke several records including the girls’ basketball scoring record (1,530 points), which still stands to this day. Her senior year of high school, Foote was recruited by several colleges and universities, but chose Columbia College after receiving a call from Mike Davis. The two discussed a completely new program that would be the beginning of something great, and Foote became part of a team that would make history.
During her career at Columbia College she received First Team All-Conference Honors in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 as well as All-American Honorable Mention in 2005 and Academic All-American accolades in 2005. Her tenacious defense resulted in setting the record for steals in addition to setting the all-time assists record (666).
Foote graduated with honors in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is currently coaching high school girls’ basketball and playing semi-professional basketball with the St. Louis Surge.
Dan Hogan grew up in Dellwood, Mo., where he played youth soccer before joining the team at Riverview Gardens High School. After graduating high school in 1981, Hogan spent his first two years of college soccer at the Belleville Area College (BAC) in Belleville, Ill., and transferred to Northeast Missouri State (NMSU) in Kirksville, Mo., to play his final two years. At BAC he earned All Region 16 honors his sophomore year, and his NMSU teams were two-time Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Association conference champions. As a senior, he earned first team All MIAA and National Soccer Coaches of America All Midwest Region honors. He was elected to the NMSU All-Decade team for the 1980s and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication in 1986.
Hogan began coaching at NMSU as an assistant. He was a head coach at Ottawa University, Kan. (‘89’90), directed the program at Columbia College (’91-99) and coached another nine years at the University of Southern Indiana (‘2000-‘08), Evansville, Ind. He is currently in his third year as head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Lindenwood University’s Belleville, Ill., campus. Hogan coached the 2009 and 2010 teams to a combined record of 19-6-6 and launched the women’s program in 2010. The undefeated 2010 men’s team finished third in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national soccer tournament.
The fifth coach in Columbia College’s history, Hogan was a one-time Show Me Collegiate Conference (SMCC) Coach of the Year and three-time American Midwest Conference (AMC) COY. His Columbia College teams won SMCC (’90) and AMC (’94) league titles, three conference tournament championships (’94, ’96, ’98) and were finalists three other times. The teams played in two regional finals and were semifinalists once. The 1999 team holds records for most victories in a season (20), most shutouts in a season (14) and is second on the list for most goals in a season (73). The ’98 and ’99 teams combined went 37-10, outscored opponents 127-37 with 25 shutouts. He coached 17 NAIA All Americans and 12 All America Scholar Athletes. His USI teams participated in three Great Lakes Valley Conference tournaments and were 2002 finalists. This was the school’s best finish since 1991. The 2002 team featured the GLVC Player and Freshman of the Year and the first team NSCAA/Adidas Scholastic All American. The 2003 team featured the GLVC Male Athlete of the Year. Hogan’s 26-year coaching career has earned him an overall record of 203-189-21.
Off the field, Hogan has served many years as a chairman for AMC soccer coaches, NAIA region 16 and 5. He was on the NCAA II regional ranking committee while at USI. He holds a US Soccer B coaching license. Hogan’s family includes his parents, Shirley and Ed; sister, Sharon Husmann, and brother-in-law, Greg; and nieces Julie and Colleen.
John-Mark (JJ) Jones graduated from South Pemiscot High School in Steele, Mo., where he was an all-district performer in both basketball and baseball. As the baseball team’s pitcher, he accomplished the rarely-attained feat of throwing a perfect game.
Jones came to Columbia College from Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tenn. In 1990, he joined the Cougar basketball team as a walk-on, non-recruit. After sitting out one year, he became the team’s starting point guard. In the two years with Jones as a starter, Columbia College was 51-22 (70 percent). His individual accolades include: two-time All-District 16, two-time All-Midwest Conference, two-time Cougar MVP and Male Athlete of the Year (’93). At the close of his collegiate career, Jones finished 11th in rebounding, fourth in assists and 16th in scoring, which includes collecting two triple-doubles. After the 1992-93 season, he was named Honorable Mention All-American.
In December 1993, Jones graduated from Columbia College with a degree in education. He also earned a master’s degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., in 2001, and a specialist’s degree from Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo., in 2009. He has held a variety of positions as an educator, including superintendent. In 2003, he was named Charter Public School Teacher of the Year. Jones currently lives with his family in Caruthersville, Mo., where he is the principal at the high school. His wife Towina, also a graduate of Columbia College, is an at-risk counselor within the school district. They have two children, Antwjuan (12) and Andrew (6).
Jennifer Kamp grew up in Ellisville, Mo., where she played high school softball for the Lafayette Lancers. She came to Columbia College in 1993 and was forced to redshirt her freshman year due to injury. Kamp took to the softball field from 1994-1996. After a two-year break, she returned to wear the No. 20 Cougar uniform again for her final season in 1999.
Kamp’s accomplishments were recognized both on and off the field. She was named to the Academic All-Conference Team and the All-Conference Team four times. In 1996, she was a NAIA Scholar Athlete and became the only Cougar to be named Regional Player of the Year. In 1996 and 1999, she was a NAIA All-American, an All-Midwest Regional Team member, and she was named Conference Player of the Year. She also received NFCA All-Regional Honors and was named MVP for the Cougars. She currently holds the record for the most triples (11) and shares the record for the most RBIs (64). She is also the only Cougar to hit over .400 for all four years of her career (.429; .413; .401; .445).
Kamp graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1996. She is currently a firefighter for the city of Columbia and also owns a massage therapy business.