Olin, Rogers Added to SFA Coaching Staff

SFA adds Richard Olin and Troy Rogers to coaching staff.

Jan. 31, 2012

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Richard Olin and Troy Rogers have been hired as assistant coaches announced head coach J.C. Harper just 24 hours prior to National Signing Day. Olin will take over as offensive coordinator, and work with the Lumberjack quarterbacks while, Rogers will coach the outside receivers.

Olin comes to SFA after a successful career as head coach in the high school ranks. During his 18 seasons at Baytown Lee, Olin coached the Ganders to 11 state playoff appearances, advancing to the area round of the playoffs six times. The Ganders recorded six district titles, including three undefeated seasons.

The eight-time district coach of the year has produced some of the top young quarterbacks from the state of Texas. During his time in the high school ranks he has coach nine different quarterbacks who have played at the NCAA Division I level including Clint Stoerner (Arkansas), Ell Roberson (Kansas State), Drew Tate (Iowa), Brian Johnson (Utah) and 2010 Walter Payton Award winner Jeremy Moses.

"We are extremely excited to have Coach Olin and Roberts join our staff," said Harper. "Dick Olin has a proven track record of producing top caliber quarterbacks, and he has sent numerous players onto to the NCAA Division I level. I look forward to the maturity and experience that he will bring to program. He was exactly what I was looking for in an offensive coordinator. This is a win-win situation for SFA."

Rogers makes his way to the Piney Woods following a 13-year career in the high school ranks where he served as an offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Lewisville High School, and offensive coordinator at Clear Creek High.

The evidence of Rogers' success was evident in his first season at CCHS. He helped guide a team that was 0-10 the year before, and coached an offense that advanced to the playoffs in the next four seasons. That offense scored 28 more touchdowns in the first season than in the previous campaign. Clear Creek also won its first playoff game since 1962. Rogers' offenses have produced several 5A all-state selections, including Tate, who set the 5A all-time passing mark in 2002.

"Troy Rogers is an SFA graduate who has served as the offensive coordinator for Coach Olin," said Harper. "He is highly thought of, and Coach Olin wanted to bring him to Nacogdoches. It was a great fit for us because we had an opening which allows us to take advantage of their great chemistry on the field."



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