Rogers and his partner Dalhausser won the 2008 Beijing Olympics Gold Medal in Men’s Beach Volleyball, topping off a year that saw them win nearly every tournament they entered. Rogers-Dalhausser, were the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 AVP Tour Champions.
For three consecutive years (2006-08), Rogers earned the FIVB Best Defensive Player of the Year honor, while being voted as the FIVB’s Most Inspirational Player in 2008. He was also honored with the FIVB’s Best Setter award in 2005. Rogers earned 80 Open wins. Including 2007 FIVB World Champion in Gstaad.
Early in 2016, Rogers was hired as head coach of the Cal Poly Women’s Beach Volleyball Team. Rogers guided the program to its highest point in 2019. The team finished 25-12 while winning its first Big West Championship in program history and qualified for its first appearance in the eight-team NCAA Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Mustangs also reached as high as No. 6 in the AVCA Top 20 rankings while being ranked in the Top 10 the entire season, and saw them win 12 matches against other ranked opponents. Three of those wins came against Hawai’i, which were the first wins over the SandBows in program history. Following the historic season, the awards started flowing in. Rogers was named Big West Coach of the Year for the first time, senior Crissy Jones and sophomore Tia Miric were named Big West Pair of the Year after going 22-8, and five Mustang pairs received All-Conference honors. Jones and Miric were also named AVCA Beach All-Americans. Rogers reached 100th win, April 24 vs. Santa Clara in San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly SLO finish 5th at the 2021 NCAA Championship in Alabama.
Rogers was the assistant men’s volleyball coach at UC Santa Barbara from 2000 and 2005. He left coaching to devote full-time attention to his professional career.
Rogers – who earned the nickname, “The Professor” – has been inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame for his achievements in the sport of indoor and beach volleyball. He enjoys surfing in his down time.
Rogers has been married to Melissa Masonheimer-Rogers for over 20 years and has two kids. Hannah Rogers, who competes at Cal Poly beach volleyball team, and Nate Rogers, 19.