Ron Rogerson

Ronald A. Rogerson (June 27, 1943 – August 8, 1987) was an American football coach. He was the head coach of the Maine Black Bears football team from 1981 to 1984 and the Princeton Tigers football team from 1985 to 1986. He compiled a 26–36–1 overall record.

Ron Rogerson
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Biographical details
Born(1943-06-27)June 27, 1943
DiedAugust 8, 1987(1987-08-08) (aged 44)
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967–1968Colorado State (assistant)
1969Lebanon Valley (assistant)
1971–1980Delaware (assistant)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1 Yankee Conference (1982)
Yankee Conference Coach of the Year (1982)

Rogerson played offensive tackle at Maine, where he won the Harold Westerman Award as outstanding football player in 1964, and graduated in 1966. He began his coaching career in 1967, serving as an assistant line coach at Colorado State University while also earning a master's degree in education. He moved on to Lebanon Valley College as coach of both the offensive and defensive lines. He was also intramural director at Lebanon Valley.

At the University of Delaware Rogerson spent 10 years as an assistant, coaching offensive and defensive lines as well as defensive backs. As Maine's head coach, he was named Yankee Conference Coach of the Year in 1982 after his team shared the league title.

Rogerson died August 8, 1987, of an apparent heart attack while jogging in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where he was vacationing with his family. He was 44 and about to begin his third season as head coach at Princeton.[1][2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Maine Black Bears (Yankee Conference) (1981–1984)
1981 Maine 3–7–1 1–4 T–5th
1982 Maine 7–4 3–2 T–1st
1983 Maine 4–6 0–5 6th
1984 Maine 5–6 2–3 4th
Maine: 19–23–1 6–14
Princeton Tigers (Ivy League) (1985–1986)
1985 Princeton 5–5 5–2 T–2nd
1986 Princeton 2–8 2–5 T–6th
Princeton: 7–13 7–7
Total: 26–36–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ Harvin, Al. "Ron Rogerson, Princeton Coach", New York Times, August 10, 1987 (retrieved November 12, 2011).
  2. ^ Yavener, Harvey. "Ronald A. Rogerson", Princeton University Memorials, September 15, 1987 (retrieved November 12, 2011).