Kirk Rogers begins his fourth season as the head coach of the Young Harris College men’s lacrosse programs.
Rogers led the Mountain Lions to the best season in the program’s short history as Young Harris went 9-7 in 2015. Young Harris has seen improvment every season under the direction of Rogers as the Mountain Lions went from five wins in their inaugural 2013 season to six in 2014.
Rogers came to Young Harris after spending two seasons as an assistant coach for Shorter University’s men’s lacrosse program. With the Hawks, Rogers worked primarily with the offense while also coordinating recruiting and the academic success of Shorter’s lacrosse student-athletes.
Rogers played collegiately at NCAA Division II Lees-McRae College where he was a four-year starting attackman. In his senior season, Rogers helped lead Lees-McRae to the program’s first-ever postseason victory and only appearance in the final four of its conference tournament.
He graduated magna cum laude from the Lees-McRae Honors Program, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in mathematics and history.
In the summer of 2007, for his play as an underclassman, Rogers was invited to play in the Prague Lacrosse Cup, an international tournament that his AIST team would go on to win. For his athletic and academic achievements, Rogers was named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District III At-Large first team member in 2008.
After graduation, Rogers spent one year in the United Kingdom as a Local Development Officer through the English Lacrosse Association. He worked for Bath Lacrosse Club raising awareness throughout the area while coaching numerous youth and adult teams, including a stint as a player-coach with the Bath Senior Team. He also served as head coach at the University of Bath.
Rogers earned his Master of Arts degree in Leadership from the Professional Studies program at Shorter.