John Vogan is a 1975 graduate of Conestoga High School where he also served as Head football coach from 2001-to 2016. During his 15-year run as head coach, Vogan and the Pioneers experienced incredible success amassing 112 wins, 55 loses, and 3 ties while making multiple District 1 playoff runs and capturing 4 Central League titles. The 2001 season was Coach Vogan’s most successful season where he guided the Pioneers to an 11-2 record, and their first District 1 playoff berth where they ended as District 1 runners-up. In addition to being the head football coach, Vogan also had an incredibly successful run as the head baseball coach at Conestoga from 2003-to 2015 while leading Stoga to the school’s only state championship in 2011, and a state runner-up in 2014. In addition, Vogan served as the head softball coach, and on the girl’s basketball staff.
Prior to coaching and working at Conestoga where Vogan has been employed since 1983, Vogan graduated from Ursinus College where he played football. John began his coaching career for 3 years as an assistant at Delaware Valley College, followed by another 8 years at Ursinus College. Vogan then joined the Conestoga football staff as the offensive coordinator under Matt Gibson.
Not only was Coach Vogan a highly successful coach, but he was a great leader, mentor, and confidant to all players and students alike. Perhaps Vogan’s best quality was treating every player that he ever coached the exact same no matter their skill level or background.
To honor Coach Vogan and give back to deserving Conestoga football players, the T-E Conestoga Football Association created the John Vogan Scholarship which will be given out annually to the Senior who exemplifies what it means to be a team-first player and fights to give his teammates the best chance at success no matter the situation. Thus the John Vogan Perseverance Scholarship was created.