Eric Rogers no longer Salpointe’s head football coach, position listed as open by AIA

Eric Rogers, who led Salpointe to the postseason each of the four years he was head coach there, is no longer the head coach.

The AIA posted a job opening for Salpointe’s head coaching position this afternoon.

According to sources, Rogers cleared out his office on Tuesday after meeting with Salpointe officials.

“Eric resigned earlier this week,” Salpointe athletic director Phil Grunesfelder said. “We appreciate the past four years that he has dedicated to our school. We are grateful for his commitment and wish him the best of luck. We have opened the position and hope to hire a new leader of our football program soon.”

Rogers, a Canyon del Oro graduate, was 35-12 since taking over after the legendary Dennis Bene resigned following the 2019 season.

Bene, who coached for 19 seasons at his alma mater Salpointe, led the Lancers to a state title in 2013.

Salpointe advanced to the 5A state championship game in 2021 under Rogers with senior quarterback Treyson Bourguet as one of the standouts.

The Lancers finished 10-3 this season with a loss to eventual state champion Scottsdale Saguaro in the semifinals of the 6A state tournament with Division I bound defensive ends Elijah Rushing (Oregon) and Keona Wilhite (Washington).

The head coaching positions at Sahuarita and Benson are also open.

Jake Price was head coach of the Mustangs for the last four years and he was 4-29.

Dustin Cluff coached at Benson the last two seasons. He was 9-12.

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