Florida’s winningest high school football coach retires

corky rogersPhoto courtesy of FloridaHSFootball.com

After 465 high school football wins, Corky Rogers is retiring.  On Monday, Rogers, who took-over as the head coach at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1989, announced he was calling it quits at the age of 73 due to health issues.  He battled Hepatitis C throughout the 2016 season.

Rogers, who began his head coaching career in 1972 at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, led Bolles to ten state titles.  This past season, Bolles finished runner-up to Cocoa, ranked No. 26 in the High School Football America Top 50, in the 4A state championship game.

Rogers retires with a lifetime record of 465-84-1.  He is currently fifth on America’s all-time coaching wins list.  He is Florida’s all-time winningest coach.

In 2005, Rogers was named the National High School Coaches Association National Football Coach of the Year.  In 2015, he was inducted into the National Federation of State High School Association‘s Hall of Fame.

He appeared with me on the September 15, 2011 High School Football America Radio Show to celebrate his 400th victory.  You can listen to that interview below.

Check-out more on Rogers’ retirement from FloridaHSFootball.com.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.