Three years passed since the last time Eugene Rogers was on Ryan’s practice field. Before last Friday’s scrimmage, Rogers had never returned to Ryan, where he was an assistant for four years.
Rogers was back last Friday, but it wasn’t to cheer on his old employers. He was in a black, long sleeve T-shirt, instructing the North Crowley Panthers in their scrimmage against the Raiders.
The former Ryan defensive ends coach is tasked with turning around a program that went 3-7 before in 2012 and failed to win a single game in his first season as the Panthers’ head coach.
Rogers said he hopes to take some of the things he learned at Ryan and implement them at North Crowley.