HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The West Harrison Hurricanes haven't been able to blow past the competition on the football turf. Tracy Rogers hopes to change at that.
On Tuesday night the Harrison County athletic director Bobby Trosclair recommended the hiring of Hancock High School defensive coordinator Tracy Rogers. The Harrison County School Board approved his hiring and the former Hurricanes defensive coordinator from 2010 through the 2012 season accepted the job.
He told WLOX that his dream of becoming a head football coach has finally come true.
"I'm excited, "stated Rogers. "I can't wait to get West Harrison under the win column. I will not leave a stone unturned to get there and we will do it the right way. I want to hire enthusiastic and energetic assistant coaches who have the same desire I have to build the Hurricanes into consistent winners."
Rogers says he's going to take a little time, but will soon be interviewing assistant coaching candidates and he'll decide when the Hurricanes will hold spring football practice.
Rogers served the past two seasons as the Hancock Hawks defensive coordinator and before that spend a season at West Jones High School.
Harrison County athletic director Bobby Trosclair says there were many qualified coaches who applied for the Hurricanes job and he believes Rogers is the coach who can finally put West Harrison on the football map.
His main job is to get young men who have the ability to play football interested in coming out and joining the football program. Interest in football at West Harrison has been at an all-time low and Rogers is ready to ignite a spark into a program that is need of a major boost.
He says he has the drive to get the job accomplished.