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.
Rest In Peace Coach Rogers— Bolles Football (@Bolles_Football) February 27, 2020
Thank you for impacting generations of Bulldogs and the football community of Northeast Florida pic.twitter.com/QHwgxKp0JN
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.
To one of the most impactful coaches of my life:— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) February 27, 2020
I only got one yr with you, but I’m grateful for every second. U taught me that repetition, discipline and attention to detail…is what wins! Ur reputation and record speak for themselves. RIP Bolles football coach, Corky Rogers! pic.twitter.com/zj3Npi01Ug