BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston College Eagles have named Kevin Rogers their offensive coordinator. Rogers replaces Gary Tranquill, who recently announced his retirement.
“We are very pleased to make this announcement,” BC head coach Frank Spaziani said in a release. “Kevin Rogers will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. He is an accomplished tactician and, more importantly, a man of great integrity and leadership skills. We are excited to have him join the Eagle family, and I know our student-athletes and fans will be as well.”
Rogers served as quarterbacks coach for the Minnesota Vikings the last five years, but 28 of his 36 years of coaching have been spent at the collegiate level.
Before joining the Vikings, Rogers spent the 2002-05 seasons at Virginia Tech, where he guided Hokies quarterbacks Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick. During Rogers’ tenure, the Hokies compiled a 39-14 record, won the ACC title in 2004 and played in the first ACC Championship Game in 2005.
Before his time at Virginia Tech, Rogers spent time at Notre Dame (1999-2001), Syracuse (1991-98), Navy (1983-90) and William and Mary (1980-82).
During Rogers’ time with Syracuse, the team tied for the 1996 Big East title and won the crown outright in 1997 and ’98, becoming the first team in conference history to win three straight championships. Rogers’ star pupil, Donovan McNabb, left Syracuse with the majority of the school’s passing records and was drafted second overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Rogers is a 1974 graduate from the College of William & Mary, where he also played linebacker, and received his master’s degree from Ohio State in 1978.