Rogers Named Women’s Volleyball Head Coach
James Rogers has been named Blackhawk Volleyball Head Volleyball Coach.
SCC President Dr. Michael Ash says that Rogers will be a good fit for the program.
“James has a lot of energy and will relate well to his student-athletes. He’ll be a great complement to our athletic department,” says Ash.
Rogers’ first goal is to fill a player roster for next year.
“We’ve got a pretty narrow window to recruit for next year’s squad,” says Rogers. “Many students have already signed to play with colleges next year. However, there’s still a lot of talented athletes here in our area and I’m looking forward to connecting with them.”
With just 4 students returning next year, Rogers says next year’s team will be pretty green.
“I’ll look to the returning players to step up to fill some leadership roles to help our younger players get started,” adds Rogers.
In addition to recruiting within the region, Rogers hopes to leverage his contacts to attract some out-of-state talent.
“One thing that impressed me about SCC was its focus on the future,” explains Rogers. “We’ve got a lot to offer here. Students will be attracted to the facilities and programs, and the parents will appreciate the size of the school and the community. That’ll make recruiting much easier.”
Rogers comes to SCC from Salem International University, SIU, in West Virginia where he held head and assistant coaching duties over the NCAA D2 program three seasons.
Prior to SIU, Rogers honed his coaching skills in the Texas high school ranks. He was Head Coach at Ennis High School, in Ennis, Texas and Bartlett High School in Bartlett, Texas, and served as assistant at both Sharyland High School in Mission, Texas.
The League City, Texas native spent more than 12 years coaching in the National Club circuit, including serving as Head Coach & Recruiting Coordinator of the San Antonio Warriors under-18 club volleyball team.
Rogers earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Tarleton State in 2010 and is currently working on a master's degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in sports pedagogy.
In addition his coaching duties, Rogers will coordinate special recruitment projects for general student enrollment.
Rogers replaces former Head Coach Erin Davidson, who resigned last fall.
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