One of our closest partners and friends, North Central Athletic Director Paul Loggan, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12th in the early afternoon from complications of the COVID-19 virus at the age of 57. Mr. Loggan, or Paul, as many referred to him as, was an adamant supporter of tennis on the north side of Indianapolis, Barbara Wynne, the North Central Tennis Teams, and the Indianapolis Community Tennis Program.
Paul served various roles at North Central High School over the past 31 years, with his last position being the Athletic Director since the 2014-2015 school year. During his tenure at North Central Paul supported many updates and renovations to the tennis facilities. He was a strong advocate and promoter of all student athletes, including tennis players that went on to play at all collegiate levels and on the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours. Paul continued the tradition of hosting the IHSAA State Tennis Tournament at North Central, where he worked very closely with North Central Head Tennis Coach Dan Brunette and IHSAA Commissioner for Tennis Chris Kauffman to make it an exciting and safe environment for athletes to compete, fans to cheer, and teams to relish the opportunity of playing in the Indiana State Finals at North Central.
With a football, track, and wrestling background, Paul grew to love the game of tennis in his time as Athletic Director. Rarely did he miss an IHSAA tournament match or even a regular season match. In particular he enjoyed watching his daughter, Samantha “Sami” Loggan, compete for the Panthers. On any typical weekday night at the North Central tennis courts, the entire Loggan family, with wife Kathy and sons Michael and Will, could be seen cheering on Sami from the North Central Golf Cart. Whether it was watching close matches, running tennis invitationals, or cheering on his own daughter, Paul became a champion and supporter of tennis, including his efforts and optimistic attitude for expanding the facilities to include and indoor facility.
Paul was truly one of a kind. We will gratefully remember his service. He was a force for good, doing everything with intention and the betterment of our community.
Kathy, Michael, Will, and Sami, we are keeping you in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers.
May Paul’s memory be eternal.