Walter Rogers touched a variety of bases during his career in education that spanned over forty years and included serving in positions from teacher and coach to superintendent of schools. A graduate of Bethel Hill High School, Rogers went on to graduate from East Carolina in 1941. Rogers began coaching at Hoke County and then resumed his career after World War II, during which he earned a Bronze Star, as a teacher and coach Roxboro High from 1946-51. Then he moved to Wilson, where he coached from 1952 to ’58. During that stretch in Wilson he served as president of the North Carolina Coaches Association after serving as a charter member of the organization, and also served a term on the NCHSAA Board of Directors. Rogers moved into administration, serving as principal at Roxboro from 1959 to ’66, and then began a 15-year stretch as superintendent. During that period he helped establish the funding that built the current NCHSAA offices in Chapel Hill. After retiring he wound up serving a four-year term on the Person County Board of Commissioners.
July 8, 2019