STARKVILLE, Miss. - MSU women's basketball announced Tuesday that Errol Rogers has been named an assistant coach for the Lady Bulldogs. Rogers, a former assistant at Bethune-Cookman College for the past four years, comes to MSU with 13 years of high school head coaching experience. His hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning."> STARKVILLE, Miss. - MSU women's basketball announced Tuesday that Errol Rogers has been named an assistant coach for the Lady Bulldogs. Rogers, a former assistant at Bethune-Cookman College for the past four years, comes to MSU with 13 years of high school head coaching experience. His hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.">

Rogers New Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/coaches/basketball/rogerserrol.jpg" align="left" width="124" height="160"> STARKVILLE, Miss. - MSU women's basketball announced Tuesday that Errol Rogers has been named an assistant coach for the Lady Bulldogs. Rogers, a former assistant at Bethune-Cookman College for the past four years, comes to MSU with 13 years of high school head coaching experience. His hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.

"Errol will be a tremendous addition to the Lady Bulldog staff," said head coach Sharon Fanning. "He has been involved with AAU, high school and college basketball. His energy, teaching ability and recruiting skills will be very important as we continue to progress. He is a hard worker and knows our region. I have a lot of confidence that Errol will fit in well within the Lady Bulldog system."

Rogers' primary responsibilities at MSU will include assisting with recruiting and on-court teaching.

He has accumulated a career record of 215-70 on the high school level in the state of Louisiana and collegiate level and has been named Coach of the Year six times during his career. Lafayette Parish and the District named him Coach of the Year in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

The past four years he has been an assistant at Bethune-Cookman where he was in charge of developing game strategies, conditioning and training, recruiting, arranging travel and lodging accommodations.

Before his stint at B-CC, Rogers spent 13 years in the high school system in Louisiana. He spent a year at Lafayette High School leading his team to a district co-championship, the first in school history. He was the head girl's coach from 1993-98 at Opelousas Catholic High School, where he tallied 120 victories, twice named district champions and had appearances in the playoffs all five years.

He spent two years as the girl's coach from 1991-93 at the Holy Rosary Institute. He advanced to the state semifinals with his girl's team, leading HRI to its first Sweet 16 appearance in school history. The 1993 team produced the most wins in school history.

Rogers got his start in coaching at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School during his tenure from 1984-91. In addition to coaching the girl's basketball team he also had stints as the athletic director and head boy's football coach. During his tenure, the basketball team was Catholic league champions four times.

In 1985 Rogers founded the Acadiana Stars, an AAU girls basketball club in Lafayette, La. He has seen former WNBA Miami Sol standout Shari Sam go through his program. He was instrumental in helping bring the first national AAU championship to Lafayette for girls 14 and under in 1997.

"It is a great opportunity to come to Mississippi State and the Southeastern Conference," said Rogers. "This past year while at Bethune-Cookman we played MSU and I was impressed with Coach Fanning and her team. I'm looking forward to working with her and the Lady Bulldog program."

A native of Lake Charles, La., he is married to the former Damita Nabers. The couple has six children, five girls, Dominique (16), Desiree (10), Danielle (7), Erin (3) and Erika (5 months) and one boy, Errol, Jr. (1).

Rogers' Résumé

College Education:
B.S. Louisiana-Lafayette 1995

Coaching Career:
Immaculate Heart of Mary School (head) 1984-91
Holy Rosary Institute (head) 1991-93
Opelousas Catholic High School (head) 1993-98
Lafayette High School (head) 1998-99
Bethune-Cookman College (assistant) 1999-03
Mississippi State (assistant) 2003-


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