Ben Rogers
Ben Rogers

Hometown:
Kingsport, Tenn.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
1st Year



01/18/2013

Men's Tennis Hosts DePaul, IPFW

The 3-0 Boilermakers will look to avenge a 4-3 lost to DePaul from last season.

Ben Rogers joined the staff in the fall of 2012. He came to Purdue after serving two years as an assistant coach for the men's tennis program at Tennessee and three years of professional competition.

"I feel very fortunate to welcome Benjamin Rogers to the Purdue men's tennis program," said Gajdzik. "He brings a wealth of tennis knowledge and experience from his integral role of being a part of a nationally recognized program as a player and coach and from his time playing on the professional tour. I know Ben will be a great addition to the team and that he will have an immediate impact on the program."

As a member of the Tennessee coaching staff, Rogers helped lead the Volunteers to a 38-18 record in 2008 and 2012. He helped coach an SEC Freshman of the Year, an NCAA singles finalists, two All-Americans, five all-conference selections, and five selections on the SEC All-Freshman team. Rogers helped lead the team to a "Sweet 16" appearance in 2008. Rogers was also a main contributor in recruiting with the Volunteers.

Rogers also worked at the Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy as a staff professional and coach from 2011-12. There, he helped develop skip through instruction and physical training. He also worked as a travelling professional.

Rogers has a career in professional tennis as well. Rogers has won six career Futures Doubles Titles and reached the semifinals in the Knoxville Challenger in 2007 for doubles. Earlier this year, Rogers reached his highest ATP doubles ranking of No. 487 in the world.

Prior to his professional career and coaching days, Rogers was a four-year letterman for Tennessee from 2004-07. He helped the team reach the NCAA Tournament three times and win four tournament matches. Rogers earned All-SEC honors and was named an All-American in 2005 for his play in doubles. In 2006, the Kingsport, Tenn., native was named to the SEC Good Works team. The following year, Rogers was captain of the team and named to the SEC Community Service Team.