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Corky Rogers is an American high school football coach. In 2013, his forty-second year of coaching, he led the Bolles School of Jacksonville, Florida to a 10–4 record〔(Florida State High School Athletic Association website: Team schedules and results-Bolles )〕 and they were runners-up in the class 4A state football championship. Three of the losses in 2013 were against teams that won a state championship. Roger's career record at the end of 2013 was 433-77-1 including ten state championships, both state coaching records.〔(Bolles School website: Athletics/Football/Coaches-Corky Rogers )〕 The Florida Times-Union called Bolles-Rogers "one of the great dynasties in Florida prep football history".〔〔
Charles Buxton Rogers, IV was born in Bay City, Michigan where his father was stationed in 1943, but the family soon returned to Florida. His nickname “Corky” came from his father, Chuck, who read about World War II hero Colin Kelly from Madison, Florida who called his own son Corky. Chuck worked 20 years as a correspondent for Associated Press before beginning a career with the City of Jacksonville in the Recreation Department.〔
There was a strong father-son tradition in the Rogers family. Chuck was a member of Robert E. Lee High School's first graduating class and played football there. Corky also graduated from Lee High School in 1961 where he was a three-sport athlete, playing for the Generals’ 1960 unofficial state championship football team, the 1961 baseball state championship team and the basketball team. Chuck was football captain in his senior year at the University of Florida and Corky wanted to do likewise. Unfortunately, Florida wasn’t interested in Corky, so he enrolled at the Florida Military Academy prep school and spent a year under coaching icon Willard “Dub” Palmer.〔 Georgia Tech Coach Bobby Dodd offered Rogers a scholarship, so he became a Yellow Jacket. Rogers was a quarterback on the Tech freshman team, a varsity defensive back for two seasons, then a wide receiver for his senior year in 1965. Coach Dodd made a big impression on the young Rogers and he told this story at an interview:
“Years later, (Coach Dodd) was down here for an alumni reception at a hotel out at the beach. My wife and I went out to see him. He was on the balcony where this elderly woman was serving boiled shrimp. Coach Dodd said, ‘Y”know, if you tell that lady her hair looks nice, you’re not going to run out of boiled shrimp all night, and what’ve you done? Something honest, fair and nice. Do that and people are going to want to do something nice for you.’
That’s the best coaching lesson I ever got."
Rogers was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1966, but his college deferral had expired, so he was required to serve a year of active military duty in the Army Reserve.〔 He was back in Baltimore the next season, but with receivers like Raymond Berry, Jimmy Orr and John Mackey on the roster, Rogers didn’t make the final cut. He began playing semi-pro football in Atlanta while taking classes to finish his college requirements. He married a flight attendant named Linda in 1968. After receiving a degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech,〔(【引用サイトリンク】title= News Release: April 25, 2005 Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s 2005 induction class )〕〔 he returned with his wife to Jacksonville. The couple had two daughters, Tracy and Jennifer. Both are now married and there are several grandchildren. Rogers sold insurance for a short time until he was offered a job as an assistant football coach at Jean Ribault High School and teaching at Ribault Junior High.
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