Alma Mater: Penn State, 1997
Years at Marymount: 4
Phone: (703) 284-1515
Chris Rogers is in his fourth season as the head coach of the Marymount University men’s basketball team. He is the fourth head coach in program history.
In his first season at the helm in 2009-10, Rogers led the Saints to a 15-12 overall record and a 9-7 mark in Capital Athletic Conference play. Marymount’s 15 wins were the most in program history by a first year head coach and the nine conference victories were the most since the 2006-07 campaign.
Prior to arriving at Marymount, Rogers was the head assistant coach at Franklin & Marshall College. While at F&M, Rogers was involved in all aspects of the basketball program, including recruiting and practices, and gained valuable experience from head coach Glenn Robinson, the winningest coach in NCAA Division III men’s basketball. In his five seasons at F&M, the Diplomats won two regular season Centennial Conference championships and advanced to the D-III Final Four in 2008-09.
Prior to F&M, Rogers was the head assistant at Lebanon Valley College for three seasons under head coach Brad McAlester, the current all-time wins leader at LVC. While at LVC, the Dutchmen won the 2003-04 ECAC and made the Middle Atlantic Conference playoffs each year.
Previously, Rogers was the operations assistant for men’s basketball at Villanova University while attending grad school at West Chester (Pa.) University. He also worked as a facility and operations assistant at the University of Pennsylvania and as an intern in the athletics department at West Chester.
Rogers was a four-year letter winner in basketball at The Pennsylvania State University and was named a Big Ten Conference Scholar-Athlete in 1996. In his junior season Penn State advanced to the 1995 NIT semifinals and, in 1996, the NCAA tournament. The Nittany Lions were undefeated in the Big Ten at home and spent 10-straight weeks in the national Top-25.
During his time in State College, Rogers was fortunate enough to play for a very talented group of coaches. Bruce Parkhill was head coach during his first three years and was most recently Jim O’Brien’s associate head coach at Ohio State. Rogers’ second head coach and former assistant was Jerry Dunn, who’s most recent stops were as the associate head coach at West Virginia University and the University of Michigan. His assistant coaches were Ed DeChellis, head coach at Navy, Frank Haith, head coach at the University of Missouri and Mark Schmidt, head coach at St. Bonaventure University.
Rogers received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Health Education in 1996 from Penn State and also has a Master of Science in Sport and Athletic Administration from West Chester. He resides in Arlington and has two children, Georgia (7) and Hugh (4).
Alma Mater: Marymount, 2009
Years at Marymount: 4
Phone: (703) 284-1507
Bennett Fite is in his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Marymount University men’s basketball program. No stranger to the Capital Athletic Conference, he was a four-year letterwinner for the Saints from 2005-09.
Fite’s duties with the Saints include recruiting, scouting, wing player development and video editing. His previous coaching experience includes assisting with several AAU programs, individual instruction camps and summer team camps.
A Myrtle Beach, S.C., native, Fite is an admissions counselor in Marymount’s Department of Undergraduate Admissions.
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