Darren Anderson has decided to seek another location. The head football coach and athletic director at Rogers tendered his letter of resignation to the school board on February 15 following two years in the position.
“There were some philosophical things, even dating back to last year, that we didn’t agree on,” he told the Temple Daily Telegram. “I thought it was in the best interest of the kids to go ahead and do this now. It’s always been about the kids.”
Anderson posted a 13-11 record with the Eagles. Rogers finished 11-3 in 2014 but slipped to 2-8 in 2015 and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Despite the football team’s struggles last season, Anderson reflected with pride on his time with the Eagles.
“I love Rogers, and (superintendent) Jason Gilstrap is one of the best men I’ve worked for,” he commented to the Telegram. “But it was just time to move on and give Rogers time to find somebody.”
Anderson accepted the position with the Eagles in June 2014 following eight seasons as offensive coordinator at Class 4A (now 5A) Prosper. Prior to his service at Prosper with Kent Scott, a former Rogers assistant, he spent five years at Tom Bean, the last two as head coach. The Tomcats went 14-8 under Anderson’s direction.