Chad Rogers to be named new Denison coach
March 18, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - Dallas
By David McNabb
Denison will hire Snyder's Chad Rogers at its head football coach and athletic director, according to a report by Jason Della Rossa of the Herald Democrat. Denison ends a 6-week search for the successor of Cody White, who left fro Brentwood Academy, a private Christian school in Tennessee.
Born in Sherman, Rogers is the all-time winningest coach at Snyder with a 96-40 record in 11 seasons. In Rogers' tenure, Snyder hasn't had a losing record and earned nine playoff berths. In 2011, Snyder (11-2) lost to Shallowater in a region semifinals. Rogers guided the Tigers to the 3A Division II state semifinals in 2004 and 2007 as well as reaching the state quarterfinalist in 2003. Rogers was an assistant for two years at Snyder before being elevated to head coach.
Rogers, Mesquite Poteet head coach Randy Jackson and 5A Division II state champ Spring DeKaney coach Willie Amendola were named the three finalists March 8. Denison will play in the UIL's District 13-4A for 2012 through 2014 along with Greenville, Lovejoy, McKinney North, Royse City, Sherman, Wylie East and Wylie.
In five seasons under White, Denison had a 34-24, but 15 losses came in the past two seasons. Denison reached the region semifinals in 2008 where the team lost to eventual state champion Sulphur Springs for a 12-1 record and then reached the state semifinals in 2009 before losing to eventual state champion Aledo and finished 13-2.