Tilghman announces Rogers as new football coach

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PADUCAH, KY-- With a quick handshake and a smile on his face, newly minted Paducah Tilghman football coach Mike Rogers addressed the Tornado faithful on Monday, with a simple promise right off the bat.

"We're going to win state championships at Tilghman, that's the expectation," Rogers said.

That positive attitude, along with an impressive resume of seventeen years of coaching experience helped Rogers stand out from the five other candidates for the coaching job.

"This gentleman fit the bill," said Principal Art Davis. "Yes he knows football, but he knows students, he knows people, and he knows community. It was unanimous who the guy should be for the job."

Rogers most recently compiled a 46-17 record in five seasons at Warren Central, a school that is currently in the midst of a $5 million renovation to its athletic facilities. So why did Rogers want to leave?

"The simple truth is Paducah Tilghman is an outstanding opportunity," admitted Rogers. "One of the top, top jobs in the state. This is a destination job, I mean this is as good as it gets in my opinion."

A top priority for Rogers right now is picking a staff. He's sure they'll bring in some new coaches, but he'll also work with the current coaches for the next couple of months, to make sure he's got the right staff in place.

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