ASU Hornet Legend Takes Over Lions Boys Hoops Program
Today the Autauga County Board of Education approved the hiring of Steve Rogers as the new Boys Basketball Coach at Prattville High School. Since 2005, Rogers has served as an assistant basketball coach for Alabama State University where he help guide the Hornets to the SWAC championship in 2008 and 2009 and a SWAC Tournament title in 2009 and 2011. He also help coach ASU to the 2008 NIT and the 2009 and 2011 NCAA Tournament. In 2014 the Hornets recorded a 19-13 overall record and the program’s first invitation to the CollegeInsider.com (CIT) post season tournament.
In his playing days he earned First-Team All-State honors as a senior at Montgomery’s Sidney Lanier High, Rogers played a season at Middle Tennessee State before coming home to play for the Hornets.
At Alabama State, Rogers was a First-Team All-SWAC choice in each of his three seasons, earning Newcomer of the Year honors as a sophomore and SWAC Player of the Year and All-American honors as a junior and senior (1991 and 1992). He finished his collegiate career with 2,471 points, making him the No. 3 scorer in ASU history. In 1992, he was a second-round selection by the NBA’s New Jersey Nets.
Rogers played professional basketball internationally, spending 10 years in leagues in Greece, Argentina, Turkey and France. He returned to Alabama State in 2003, serving as the director of Football Operations during the 2003-04 seasons. In both seasons, the Hornets won the SWAC Eastern Division title, and in 2004 ASU won the SWAC Title.
Rogers has a degree in physical education from ASU and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He is the father of three children: Steven, who is on the ASU team, Austin and Erin.
Information from the Alabama State University Website