Wildcat legend and head girls basketball coach, Lee Rogers, has been selected as the head coach of “Team West” in the historic McDonald’s All-American women’s’ basketball game. This game is widely regarded as the best high school all-star game in the country, attracting players from all over the country that have committed to the top collegiate programs in the nation! Coach Rogers has selected Wildcat assistant coaches Ms. Donna McGowan and Mrs. Ana Baker to serve in the same role at this prestigious event. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN on March 28th in Atlanta, GA.
Coach Rogers was born May 21, 1952 in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. His father was in the military, and their family moved to Lumberton, North Carolina where Coach Rogers was raised. He graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelors of Science in 1974. Coach Rogers spent the first two years of his teaching career at Lindale Middle School. He then moved to Arundel High School where he taught for the rest of his career as a Physical Education teacher. While teaching, he earned his Masters degree from Loyola University (now Loyola University Maryland) in 1985. During his 39 years at Arundel High School, Coach Rogers served as the Athletic Director for seven years, coached boys basketball for five years and is currently coaching his 30th season of girls’ basketball. Coach Rogers has described his career as being all about “Arundel and basketball.” That passion is apparent as he has amassed a 522-206 career record. He has fourteen county championships, eleven region championships, seven state finals appearances, and four state championships. He has coached twelve Division 1 scholarship players and 45 young women have gone on to play at Division 1, 2, 3 or Junior College levels. He has been recognized eight times as the Coach of the Year through various media outlets and he is the All-time winningest girls’ basketball coach in Anne Arundel County. Coach Rogers is honored to be considered for this event, “This selection is awesome and never in my wildest dreams did I think about this during my career. I am excited!” After 41 years of teaching in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Coach Rogers retired from teaching. Coach Rogers is married to Brenda Rogers and has three children—Tori Holland, Brittany Rogers, and Lee Rogers Jr.—and three grandsons.
Wildcat Nation would like to sincerely congratulate Coach Rogers, Coach McGowan and Coach Baker on this selection, and wish them luck in Atlanta!