Salpointe Catholic High School has hired Eric Rogers to be its next Varsity Head Football
Rogers has coached at Salpointe as an Assistant Varsity Coach, Head Freshman Coach and
Head JV Coach for a total of 14 seasons spanning back to 2002.
“We congratulate Eric and have every confidence in his ability to lead the storied Lancer football
program,” Salpointe President Kay Sullivan said.
In addition to Salpointe, Rogers served as the Linebackers Coach at Pima Community College
for two years. Rogers is a Tucson native, graduated from the University of Connecticut with a
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and is a successful business owner in Southern Arizona.
“I am so excited to be the next head football coach at Salpointe Catholic,” Rogers said. “Salpointe has the best student-athletes, parents, staff and alumni. My family and I have been
blessed to be a part of Lancer football and I am thankful to have worked for many years with
Coach Bene. I look forward to leading our Lancer football student-athletes."
Salpointe’s Athletic Director, Phil Gruensfelder, added, “Eric has been a Lancer for many years
and we are excited to have him as our next head coach.”
Todd Schulte, who has been a teacher and coach at Salpointe for 20 years and was hired to
replace former head coach Dennis Bene last month, had a change of heart and has decided
against accepting the coaching position to focus on his duties and responsibilities as a member
of the Salpointe faculty.
“After reconsidering the time commitment necessary to be an effective teacher and football
coach, I have decided not to be the head football coach this year,” Schulte said.
“We support Todd’s difficult decision and we are grateful to have him as a loyal and effective
member of the Salpointe faculty,” Sullivan said. “We truly appreciate his longtime commitment to
our Lancer students.”