Zeke Hogeland, American college basketball coach, Died at 89


Wesley Dean “Zeke” Hogeland was born on November 25, 1925, and died on October 26, 2015.

He was an American college basketball coach, best known for his tenure as head coach at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI).

Zeke was born in Iowa Falls, Iowa and attended Marshalltown High School in Marshalltown, Iowa.

He went to Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) and played three years of basketball as a guard for head coach Hon Nordly.

Upon graduation, Zeke spent several years as a high school and junior college coach in his home state before being named head coach at Bemidji State University in Minnesota in 1963.

Zeke served as head coach of the Beavers from 1963 to 1967, compiling a record of 52–37 (.584).

Zeke was then hired by his alma mater, UNI, to succeed Norm Stewart.

He coached the Panthers for six seasons, compiling a record of 70–74.

Zeke retired to Hot Springs, Arkansas where he died on October 26, 2015.

Zeke passed away at age 89 in October 2015.