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Former Bolles football coach Corky Rogers dies at 76

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Charles ‘Corky’ Rogers, a former football coach for The Bolles School, has died, Action News Jax has learned.

He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, where he was a three-sport star playing on the 1960 state champion football team and 1961 state baseball championship team.

He played for Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech and briefly for Don Shula with the Baltimore Colts. He coached at Lee and won 10 straight district titles from 1977-1986. He took over as coach at The Bolles School in 1989 and won seven state titles with two runner-up finishes. Among Florida coaches with more than 300 wins, Rogers is the only coach with fewer than 100 losses.

He amassed more high school football victories than any other coach in Florida.

“As legendary as they come, and was always very gracious to me and my family ... prayers up for the Rogers family ... RIP to a High School Icon,” Action Sports Jax’s Dan Hicken said in a tweet.

Rogers was 76.