Matt Rogers enters his third season at the helm of the Creighton men's and women's cross country programs in 2015-16.
Rogers has spearheaded an impressive turnaround in the Bluejay cross country program, overseeing numerous school records on both the men’s and women’s side during his short tenure.
Under his guidance the men’s team placed fifth in last year’s Big East Conference meet, the team’s highest conference place since 2007, and Courtney Sawle became the first female runner to be named First Team All-BIG EAST, the highest individual placement since 2001.
Rogers holistic approach to development also focuses on success in the classroom and community as well. Both teams own cumulative GPA's over 3.50, with 13 men and 14 women being named to the 2014-15 Big East All-Academic Team. The Bluejays completed 650 hours of community service during the past season, partnering with several local organizations.
Rogers’ wife Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan where she swam Division I for four years. She later earned a doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee.
Before taking over as a head coach, Rogers served as a volunteer coach with the Bluejays in 2012 and was named the head coach prior to the 2013 cross country season.
Rogers arrived at Creighton after serving as a volunteer coach at St. Joseph's Academy in St. Augustine, Fla., from 2010-12. During that same span, he served as head coach and co-founder of the North Florida Track Club.
In 2006 Rogers started TrainSmart Sports, a company which was created in order to coach runners and triathletes who wanted to pursue a higher level of competition.
Rogers also served as an assistant cross country and track & field coach at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Fla., from 2002-04 and was Vice President of the University of Central Florida Triathlon Team for three years.
Rogers earned his bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering from UCF in 2006.