Leland Rogers Takes Cortland Job

Leland Rogers Takes Cortland Job

Leland Rogers Takes Cortland Job

Leland Rogers Takes Cortland Job

Lelan Rogers, who led Ohio Wesleyan University's men's lacrosse team to seven NCAA Division III playoff appearances in the 1990s, has been named the men's lacrosse head coach at SUNY Cortland. Rogers succeed Mike Pounds, now the men's lacrosse head coach at Virginia Wesleyan College after nine seasons with the Red Dragons.

Rogers enjoyed a 109-33 record at Ohio Wesleyan from 1990-99. He guided the Battling Bishops to the NCAA Division III championship game in 1993 and five other national semifinals. His teams also won six North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) titles and had an overall record of 44-4 in league play. He was named NCAC Coach of the Year four times. He has coached 47 All-Americans, including 1998 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Player of the Year Darren McGurn. Rogers was a finalist for USILA Division III Coach of the Year honors in 1998 after leading Ohio Wesleyan to a 14-2 record and the top spot in the final regular season national poll.

In addition to his lacrosse duties, Rogers was an assistant facility director and physical education teacher at Ohio Wesleyan. He served as an assistant football coach from 1990-94. He was the owner and director of the Ohio Wesleyan Midwest All-Star Lacrosse Camp for 10 years and the Ohio Wesleyan Best of the West 150 Lacrosse Camp the past four years.

A native of Fulton, N.Y., Rogers is a 1982 alumnus of G. Ray Bodley High School. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in speech communications and earned a master's degree in higher education administration/athletic administration from the University in 1990. He was a member of Syracuse's NCAA Division I Final Four lacrosse team in 1987 and was a graduate assistant coach on three straight Orangemen national championship squads from 1988-90.

Rogers was also a team captain on Syracuse's wrestling squad. He was a two-time NCAA qualifier and New York State Collegiate champion and a two-time Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) finalist.

Before enrolling at Syracuse, Rogers attended St. Lawrence University where he was played football and served as captain of the wrestling team. He was a Division III national wrestling champion at 190 pounds in 1985 and a national runnerup at 177 pounds in 1983.

Rogers and his wife, Terri, have a five-year-old daughter, Paige, and a one-year-old son, Casey.

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Good Luck Rogers, but watch out for IC! (nt)
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