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June 1999

June 1999


The Bulldogs Bark

Florida's Bolles School
by: Gene Frenette
Florida Times-Union
© June 1999

Ten years ago, Corky Rogers found himself at a crossroad for the first time in his illustrious coaching career. He faced a decision that would ultimately have implications on two of Jacksonville's most storied high school football programs. And there was no way he could please everybody.

Rogers, then 45, was wrestling whether to leave his alma mater, Lee High School, after 17 successful seasons and take a job at The Bolles School. What made the decision so difficult was Rogers spent nearly half his life at Lee as a player or coach. And Bolles, a private school that enrolls many kids of wealthy parents, was often perceived by proponents of the public-school system as the enemy.

Wayne Belger, Rogers' 12-year assistant at Lee and one of his closest friends, felt as awkward as anybody about the situation, but felt they ha....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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