Track & Field

Bert Rogers

Position:
Head Coach - Track & Field

Experience:
Seventh Year

Alma Mater:
UW-Milwaukee, 1999

Bert Rogers

05/05/2013

Track & Field Concludes Action at BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU men placed 12th, women 13th at BIG EAST

05/04/2013

Carlye Schuh Places Second in Long Jump at BIG EAST

MU men in ninth, women 11th at Rutgers

04/26/2013

Koeck and Schuh Shatter Marquette Records at Benedictine Twilight

Koeck and Schuh with huge PRs in Illinois

04/13/2013

Will Koeck Sets Marquette Hammer Throw Record at Lee Calhoun

Koeck topped MU record by over a meter

04/05/2013

Marquette Splits Dual Track & Field Meet with Milwaukee

Women take first, men second at Valley

02/20/2014

Rogers, Koeck, Schuh and Tseumah

02/15/2013

Focus on details helps Schuh to reach goals

Marquette junior Carlye Schuh has made significant process in her jumps career, and is focused on what it takes to be a champion.

02/13/2013

Winter and his championship approach

Marquette senior middle sprinter Kyle Winter owns two indoor school records and five top-10 times - he got there by approaching each run and each event like a championship one. See his story as he approaches his final BIG EAST Indoor Championship and looks to defend his 800m title.

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Bert Rogers enters his seventh season as the head coach for Marquette track and field in 2013-14, following three seasons as an assistant coach. Though Rogers oversees all aspects of the program, his coaching focus is on the sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and the multi-event athletes.

As head coach, Rogers has helped Marquette student-athletes to 29 NCAA regional qualifying marks and 13 athletes to the U.S. Junior National Championships, with three of them earning Junior All-American honors.

Under Rogers' tutelage, sprinter Kyle Winter became the first Marquette student-athlete to claim a BIG EAST Conference indoor title, when Winter claimed the men's 800-meter run championship at the 2012 BIG EAST indoor meet.

Rogers helped a school-record eight student-athletes reach the 2010 West Preliminary Round of the NCAA Championships, including senior high jumper Erynn James, who ended her career with a 14th-place finish. James along with distance runners Jayne Grebinski and Peter Bolgert all ranked among the top-25 athletes coming into the meet.

Under Rogers' watch in 2009, numerous Golden Eagles moved up the top-10 charts in Marquette history. Rogers helped Erynn James continue her development into one of the top high jumpers in school history, tying the school record in the indoor event with a leap of 5-9.25. Sarah Verdoliva set the Marquette 800-meter run indoor record at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 2:12.38, vaulting her past a 10-year old school record.

In addition, Tyler O'Brien bettered his school record in the indoor 200-meter dash with a time of 21.87 seconds and Michael O'Brien continued his development in the sprints and hurdles, moving to sixth in the 500 meters and seventh all-time in the 400-meter hurdles. Jessica Ehlen, Jayne Grebinski and James each qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional, while Courtney Kelly and Patrick Keeley earned all-America honors at the U.S. Junior National Championships.

Rogers' Marquette Student-Athletes as Head Coach
Individual MU Student-Athlete Accomplishments
(click here for complete list of honorees)
• 29 NCAA Regional Qualifiers
• 11 All-BIG EAST Conference Performers
• 5 Academic All-America Selections
• 7 Academic All-District Selections
• 3 BIG EAST Conference Champions

During the 2008 season, Rogers helped eight student-athletes break individual Marquette records, while three relay teams also established top MU times. Tyler O'Brien broke the 200-meter dash record, which had stood for 28 years and put in the second best time ever in the 100-meters, behind only Olympian Ralph Metcalfe. Former walk-on Carrie Schmid set the school record in the pole vault and the women's 4x800-meter relay team took first at the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships. Rogers also saw O'Brien, Peter Bolgert, and Kristin Pelzel qualify for the USATF Junior National Championships.

In 2007 Rogers helped six student-athletes to break Marquette school records, had three all-conference performers and saw Katlin Millin qualify to the USATF Junior National Championships in the 800m. School records were also set in both the men's and women's pole vault, with Kristin Stoniecki becoming the first MU female to clear 12 feet.

In 2006, Rogers helped guide Matt Piekarski to the BIG EAST decathlon title, Marquette's first BIG EAST champion in any sport, and the NCAA Championships, where he finished 16th. On his way, Piekarski set the heptathlon and decathlon school records at MU. Rogers also helped 10 athletes break MU records, including Ray Bratchett who became the first MU athlete in the high jump to clear seven feet.

In 2005, he coached Bratchett to an eighth-place finish at the USA Outdoor Junior Nationals in the high jump, and guided Jon Shaffer to a provisional qualification for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 800m with a school record of 1:49.21. Shaffer also won the 2005 indoor C-USA 800m championship.

Rogers came to Marquette after stints at UMKC and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. At UMKC, he was an assistant track coach for three years, helping five student-athletes establish school records. He coached Clive Baron to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in the 800m. In addition, Rogers also served as head boys track and field coach at Cedarburg High School from 1999-2001 and was the sprints coach for the Greater Milwaukee Track Club.

Rogers earned a master's degree in sports science from the United States Sports Academy in the summer of 2007 and received his bachelor's degree in psychology and ethnic studies from Milwaukee in 1999. He was a four-year track and field letter winner and three-year team captain for the Panthers. Rogers was part of school record-holding indoor mile relay and outdoor distance medley relay teams. He has earned his USA Track and Field Level 2 Coaching certification for sprints, hurdles and jumps.

A graduate of Parker High School in Janesville, Wis., Rogers and his wife, April along with children, Duncan and Aili, reside in Wauwatosa.

Rogers' Marquette Coaching Record
Year Position at MU All-BIG EAST Indoor All-BIG EAST Outdoor NCAA Outdoor Regional Qualifiers
2012-13 Head Coach 0 (0 men/0 women) 1 (0/1) 6 (3/3)
2011-12 Head Coach 2 (2/0) 1 (1/0) 1 (1/0)
2010-11 Head Coach 0 (0/0) 1 (1/0) 6 (5/1)
2009-10 Head Coach 0 (0/0) 1 (0/1) 8 (4/4)
2008-09 Head Coach 0 (0/0) 1 (0/1) 3 (0/3)
2007-08 Head Coach 2 (0/2) 2 (0/2) 5 (1/4)
2006-07 Assistant Coach 5 (2/3) 2 (0/2) -
2005-06 Assistant Coach 2 (1/1) 4 (2/2) -
2004-05 Assistant Coach Conference USA Conference USA -
Overall 9 years at MU 11 (5/6) 13 (4/9)
Head Coach 6 years 4 (2/2) 7 (2/5) 29 (14/15)

ROGERS' HONOREES AT MARQUETTE AS HEAD COACH
NCAA Regional Qualifiers/Participants
2013 (M) Jack Hackett (5,000), William Koeck (HT), Kyle Winter (800)
(W) Kathryn Koeck (HT), Sarah MacCourtney (HJ), Carlye Schuh (LJ)
2012 (M) Tyler O'Brien (200)
2011 (M) Bret Hardin (HT), Blake Johnson (10k), Tyler O'Brien (200), Nick Szczech (10k), Kyle Winter (800)
(W) Jamie Roth (HT)
2010 (M) Peter Bolgert (steeplechase), Blake Johnson (Steeplechase), Jeff Kluge (HT), Nick Szczech (5k)
(W) Jayne Grebinski (steeplechase), Erynn James (HJ), Olivia Johnson (1,500), Rachel Thiel (shot put)
2009 (W) Jessica Ehlen (HT, discus), Erynn James (HJ), Jayne Grebinski (steeplechase)
2008 (M) Tyler O'Brien (200)
(W) Jayne Grebinski (5,000), Cassie Peller (1,500), Carrie Schmid (PV), Rachel Thiel (shot put)
BIG EAST Conference Champions 
2012 Kyle Winter (indoor 800-meter run)
2008 Cassie Peller, Kaitlin Millin, Kaitlyn Chambers, Sarah Verdoliva (outdoor women's 4x800-meter relay)
2006 Matt Piekarski (outdoor decathlon)
CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 
2012 (M) Peter Bolgert (first team)
(W) Olivia Johnson (second team)
2011 (M) Peter Bolgert (first team)
(W) Olivia Johnson (first team)
2010 (M) Peter Bolgert (second team)
CoSIDA Academic All-District
2012 (M) Peter Bolgert
(W) Olivia Johnson
2011 (M) Peter Bolgert, Brice Cleland, Nick Sczcech
(W) Olivia Johnson
2010 (M) Peter Bolgert
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