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Former Maine Coach Honored This Weekend
Ron Rogerson, who coached the Black Bears from 1981-84 and led them to the 1983 Yankee Conference title, will be honored this coming weekend as part of Football Alumni Weekend, as Maine hosts the University of New Hampshire on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Coach Rogerson left Maine for the head coaching position at Princeton prior to 1985 and coached the Tigers for two years, before dying tragically in August, 1987 at the age of 44. Alumni of Coach Rogerson’s time in Orono have organized a series of events to reconnect with his family and recognize his impact.
“Ron was a very passionate football coach! He had a great impact on the young men he coached during his time here in Orono,” said head coach Jack Cosgrove. “To have a group of alumni take the initiative to organize such a weekend to honor his legacy is very impressive. All of us associated with Maine Black Bear Football are excited to recognize Coach Ron Rogerson during a very important weekend on our 2010 schedule.”
The weekend begins with a dinner at the Sea Dog in downtown Bangor on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. and continues the following morning with an 8 a.m. golf outing at Penobscot Valley Country Club, followed by lunch at Pat’s Pizza. Those events will lead into the Black Bears’ game with UNH at 6pm, with the opportunity for sideline passes to the game available as part of the weekend.
By University of Maine Media Relations