Coach Rogers

Jeff Rogers has coached the Glendale Falcons boys’ soccer team since 1988 becoming the head coach in 1990 and the Glendale girls’ soccer program since its beginning in 1996.  Overall, he is 1071-402-70 which ranks him 3rd in overall combined coaching records in the State of Missouri.  He is also 1 of 4 coaches in Missouri soccer to reach 1,000 wins.  In boys’ soccer, his record is 611-213-33, which is 5th best in state history. His girls record 460-189-37 is 3rd best as well in state history.  Along the way, Rogers’ combined success with the girls and boys has resulted in 28 Ozark conference titles, 38 District championships and 13 Final 4 appearances resulting in 6 Fourth place finishes, 4 Third place and 3 state runners up trophies.  Under his leadership, Glendale has had 109 All-State selections, including 11 players selected to the United Soccer Coaches All Central team.  Rogers was inducted into the Glendale Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012, the Missouri Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2017; 1 of 4 high school coaches to receive this honor and the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2023.  Rogers grew up in Pompano Beach Florida and graduated from Highlands Christian Academy where he played for the school’s first state championship soccer team.  He received his education degree from Liberty University where he also played Lacrosse.  He is married to Jackie and they have 3 children Justin, daughter in law Brittny, Jacob and Jessie.  He is affectionately referred to his girl’s players as Papa.  He is an official Papa to Connelly and Ruby Rogers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: Glendale soccer’s Jeff Rogers records 1,000th career win | Ozarks Sports Zone

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Gary Strunk October 13, 2022 at 11:41 am

Coach Jeff Rogers, what a wonderful accomplishment! I have known you for many years, as a fellow coach and high school soccer referee. Throughout this time, your consistency, professionalism, and even temperament has made you one of a kind! This milestone is a testament and reflection to your commitment and dedication to Glendale Soccer, SPS Athletics, your family, and your Faith! I can’t think of a more deserving person! Bravo!

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Sarah Bell Keen October 4, 2022 at 7:19 pm

Big Congrats to you, Coach! The years spent playing for you shaped so many of us and I’m so very grateful for the lessons and memories. You always knew the right thing to say, how to motivate us, and make us laugh. Thanks for the commitment from you and your sweet family for all these years!!

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Andrei Balanean October 3, 2022 at 3:43 pm

Congratulations Coach Rogers on 1000 wins!

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The Bergman Family October 2, 2022 at 6:25 pm

Congrats, Coach!

So sorry we were unable to attend the celebration as Madison was playing in Presidents Cup this weekend. Thank you for building a culture that’s caring, fun, encouraging and competitive! Our daughter has had a wonderful time playing at GHS and we’re looking forward to more wins in the spring with you!

Way to go!!
Kevin, Kristen and Madison Bergman

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Brandon Baum October 2, 2022 at 9:06 am

Congrats on this huge accomplishment Coach! I have had the pleasure of playing for and coaching alongside you and it’s amazing to see the impact you have left in so many kids in the Glendale family. You are the reason so many want to play for Glendale including those that have never played before. You get the best out of each kid and unite them with a common goal which is a special talent. I can’t thank you enough for everything you taught me and all the support. It’s an honor to say I have been part of a couple hundred of those wins and will cherish those memories. Congrats again Coach and the rest of the Rogers family!

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Jana Hutchens October 2, 2022 at 8:03 am

Congratulations on 1000 wins! and even more as of today! You have touched so many lives and your amazing dedication to your teams is so much appreciated. It is truly a gift to have had you in our lives these many years.

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The Walden Family (Ayla) October 2, 2022 at 7:26 am

Congrats Coach on such an amazing accomplishment! We appreciate your support, guidance and encouragement that you give all your players in the best sport in the world! Enjoy your moment – well deserved.

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Andy Kaufman September 30, 2022 at 11:13 am

Congratulations Coach,
As a nerdy little high schooler however many years ago, I was happy to identify myself one of your soccer kids. Even today I still wear a G-Men hat here and there and am more than happy to say I got to be a small part of the programs you’ve built. 1000 wins is hard to fathom. Congrats again and thanks for everything.

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Matt Marinec September 27, 2022 at 3:08 pm

Coach Rogers – CONGRATULATIONS!!! It’s incredible how much you’ve accomplished on the field, but in my mind your true legacy is everything you teach us about life off the field. I am forever grateful for your magnificent influence and hope to pay it forward in my own life. You are truly an inspiration – THANK YOU and a most sincere congratulations on your latest achievement!!

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Zack Owens September 25, 2022 at 10:43 am

Absolutely one of the best ever! I am so lucky to know you and have a relationship with you. You have been someone I can look up to and ask for advice. You are always open and willing to help. I respect you, my players respect you and the sport of soccer respects you. Selfishly, I wish you could do this forever so I can continue to learn and be around you. Thanks for all you have done and will continue to do.

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Chris Miller September 23, 2022 at 10:23 am

Well, it’s about time!!

A big congratulations to not only you, but your program, players, school, family and all the moving pieces that make up a stellar career. You’ve done it with class, dignity and respect for everyone around you. Go get you another 1000 and we can do this all again!

I’ll be out of town for your celebration – enjoy and best of luck the rest of the way…

Cheers, Miller

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Jason Sellers September 23, 2022 at 8:42 am

Jeff-

Congratulations on an outstanding achievement. You have represented your program, your area, and the state with class in every occasion. Thank you for all you have done for the high school game, and being a role model for coaches across Missouri. 1000 wins?!?! Unreal! Continued success, and congrats again

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John Carlson September 23, 2022 at 7:55 am

Jeff,

What an awesome achievement! I remember when you first showed up as an assistant and later took on head coaching duties. It was obvious from the start that you were meant for developing and leading people; your “office” happened to be on the pitch.

You were the first person in my life that really motivated me, made me feel a part of something bigger than myself. I’ll never forget you showing up to practice before a district championship game in a full Kickapoo uniform or the hours spent visualizing before a game. I would have run through a brick wall for you.

Thanks for the wonderful memories, thanks for your dedication to the craft, thanks for being the coach I needed, and thanks to your family for allowing you to do all of this.

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Justin McMullen September 23, 2022 at 5:59 am

Jeff,
I wanted to Congratulate you on your milestone. You have always been a classy gentleman each time our paths have crossed. You run a great program that is respected across the state. Glad to call you a friend as well. Congrats once again!

Justin

Jackson HS

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Chris Shull September 22, 2022 at 3:38 pm

Congratulations Jeff!

This guy is one of the most selfless individuals I know. When I was a new coach in the area, Jeff (being the veteran coach) always went out of his way to help me and other new coaches. He was very approachable with the utmost character and humility. He made me feel comfortable, gave me good advice and I always felt a helluva lot better after I spoke with him. His success over the years (especially in postseason), and influence in the community is incredible to say the least. Still, one would never know about his accomplishments by talking to him. He’s too busy asking how you are doing. He was a great example for me when I began coaching because he always put his players first. You won’t find many instances of Jeff taking selfies of trophies or individually celebrating accolades. However, what you WILL see is him off to the side grinning from ear to ear watching his kids reach milestones.

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Brian Haddock September 22, 2022 at 1:26 pm

Jeff,
Congrats on such a great milestone! You are a great ambassador for the high school game, loyal to your program, and a great mentor to your players. I always appreciate the opportunity to play against your program!

-Hadds
Vianney High School (St. Louis)

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Matt Pritchett September 22, 2022 at 1:19 pm

Congrats Jeff, a well-deserved milestone my friend!!

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Tyler Buzbee September 15, 2022 at 10:21 am

It seems like just yesterday I was congratulating you on your 500th win! Congratulations. You were a joy to be coached by and a joy to watch coach my family!! Much Love!!

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Bob and Claire Spence September 15, 2022 at 9:42 am

Congratulations on your 1000 wins! Our 3 boys worship the ground you walk on, and we will always have such fond memories of our soccer days. You are an amazing role model– more coaches should pay attention to you and how you make soccer fun and enjoyable. Thank you for everything you do. “It’s a Family Thing.”

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Betsy Stack September 13, 2022 at 7:16 pm

Congratulations Coach! Not only do you have
1000 wins on the field, you also have countless wins in the lives of the players you’ve coached. You teach all the important lessons we hope our kids learn through sports, not only as a coach but also as a role model, a mentor and a man of character. Thank you for showing us all the value in a game well played and a life well lived.

With love and gratitude,
Betsy Stack

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Lesley (Noe) Blunk September 12, 2022 at 7:56 pm

Congratulations, Coach Rogers! This number only slightly represents the magnitude of your amazing influence in the lives of so many players and families! We honor you!!! From tournament bedtime stories to never letting us settle for less than 100%, your love and dedication to your players has always been so evident (and Jackie’s too!) – we thank you! The life lessons you instilled in us will carryon to our children and beyond – what a legacy.

You’re GREAT!

Lesley “No-no” Blunk
Class of 2003

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Tim Stack September 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Coach,

Congratulations on such an incredible milestone and thank you for all the lives you have impacted in the process. Your leadership style of setting expectations, expecting results, but never forgetting to have fun sticks with me to this day. I’m sure I speak for hundreds of others when I say many of my fondest memories and tightest bonds were made during my time playing for you.

Congratulations Coach!
Timmy Stack

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Finch Sprouse September 11, 2022 at 11:41 am

Congratulations on hitting that 1000 game milestone Jeff! What an accomplishment and it couldn’t have happened to a better coach! Such a blessing it was for our girls to get to play for you!! You & Jackie have had a tremendous impact on the lives of so many kids!

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Mark F Eul September 11, 2022 at 11:34 am

Congratulations Coach Rogers. Thanks for all those hours, days, and years dedicated to teaching and leading young men and women in our community. You are much appreciated by the Glendale and southwest Missouri soccer community.

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Heidi Drake September 11, 2022 at 8:07 am

Coach Rogers CONGRATS!!! What an amazing accomplishment!! Seeing this put a huge smile on my face and I was proud to know that I got to play for such an incredible man!! The memories of playing for you flooded back and I’m so grateful for everything you taught me!! You have shaped so many young lives for the better and you should be extremely proud of that!!! Those soccer memories back in the day are ones that I will always cherish and have been so fun to tell my kids!! I just hope their coaches are as awesome as you!! Congrats again Coach!!!!

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Jack Stack September 10, 2022 at 6:34 pm

Don’t know too many people who have been able to have the same job since the late 80’s early 90’s. Glad to see you made great use of your time. Congrats on 1000 wins . No easy task. You sure have inspired and transformed so many young adults to be great leaders . What a legacy you are leaving the world. Nice job.

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Tyler Thompson September 10, 2022 at 10:46 am

Coach, thank you so much for your tireless efforts and continuous support of all your players on and off the field. You have made a difference in so many lives over the years. 1000 wins is an incredible achievement!! Congratulations to you!

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Jason Price September 10, 2022 at 10:39 am

Wow! Congratulations, Jeff! What an amazing example of your coaching, impact to the program and so many players over the years! Your ability to build strong teams has led to many wins on the field, but I know your impact has helped many players win in life beyond their Glendale years. Personally, I appreciated your positivity, encouragement, and that you were able to help us grow and work together as a single unit. Our biggest competitor is often ourselves and you instilled belief in us that we could win. And we did!

Thanks, Jeff.

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Shirl September 5, 2022 at 5:39 pm

Congratulations Jeff! You are a wonderful coach on and off the field! ⚽️⚽️ Love ya, Shirl

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Ken McEwan September 4, 2022 at 7:02 pm

Jeff
What an amazing accomplishment man. 1000 wins is absolutely insane. Congratulations buddy.
That’s a lot of bus rides. Lol.

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Gary and Deb Stratman September 4, 2022 at 5:32 pm

Thinking back to 1990 when we moved here wondering how Jake would fit in. You made that happen and the relationship continued. So proud of you and your family … the way you have lived your life and the lives you have touched. It will be a wonderful and well-deserved celebration!
With love and respect, Gary and Deb

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Kate Arthur September 3, 2022 at 8:45 am

Papa!!

Congratulations on this massive milestone. I can’t think of anyone who deserves the love and recognition more than you. Through the years you have constantly gone above and beyond for the boys and girls programs. Some of my favorite memories are from soccer season at the Dale. I am so lucky to have been coached by you and I am so proud to see you hit 1000 wins!

You are the best!

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Sarah (Creson) Cimino September 1, 2022 at 7:54 pm

Coach Rogers/ Papa Bear-
It seems like just yesterday that you were rushing to our practices and games from you 9-5 job without time to even change out of your business clothes and sometimes with a toddler in tow. From reading bedtime stories in seedy hotels in Sedalia, to passing out hand me down boys uniforms and wondering where all the shorts had gone, to begging Coach Stratton to let us play our senior game “on campus” in the baseball outfield – the one consistent in every memory I have of Glendale soccer has always been you and your relentless dedication to your players. Soccer in the Ozarks would not be what it is today without you and your legacy of commitment. Thank you for your years and years of caring for student athletes and making them not just better soccer players but better people.
- Sarah Creson Cimino
GHS Lady Falcon Soccer 1997-2000

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Chris Higgins September 1, 2022 at 3:12 pm

Congratulations Uncle Jeff!!! Brilliant Coach and even better man. Unbelievable achievement!!!!!

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Ryan Sanders September 1, 2022 at 3:03 pm

Its about time!!!! Congratulations coach!

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Sarah Corbett Williams September 1, 2022 at 2:09 pm

Coach Rogers- Congrats on 1000 wins! No one deserves to be celebrated more than you. You’re the absolute best coach and are the reason behind most of my best high school memories. Thank you for all of the unseen sacrifices you’ve made to make Glendale soccer the best.

The real win of it all is you look the exact same you did when you coached us punks in the 90s.

Thank you for all you’ve done. You’re the greatest!!

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