Legendary Florida high school football coach Charles “Corky” Rogers passes away at 76

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High school football has lost a legend with the passing of Charles “Corky” Rogers at the age of 76. Rogers, who is seventh on the all-time high school football coaching victories list, led The Bolles School to ten Florida high school football championships.

Rogers owns a lifetime record of 466-84-1, which included his time as the head coach at Jacksonville’s Robert E. Lee High School. 82 of those wins came in the postseason. Incredibly, none of his teams ever finished with a sub-.500 record.

In 2011, I interviewed Coach Rogers on the High School Football America Radio Show, a week after he won his 400th game. You can listen to that interview below on our podcast.

Listen to Corky Rogers in 2011

One of Rogers’ former players, Chipper Jones, who played wide receiver for Bolles, took to Twitter to express his feelings for his coach.

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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.