Rogers returns to coach Raymond hoops

RAYMOND — Pat Rogers, a member of Raymond High School championship basketball teams as both a player and coach, will return as his alma mater’s boys hoop coach.

Rogers’ appointment was confirmed at a school board meeting last week. He succeeds Mike Tully, who resigned in June. Tully said at the time that his resignation was linked to differences of opinion with school officials.

The leading scorer on Raymond’s 1970 state Class A championship team, Rogers capped his most recent varsity coaching stint by guiding the Seagulls to the 2001 district 1A title. The Gulls went on to finish sixth at state that season.

He resigned his coaching duties following that season and is retired from education.

Rogers was unavailable for comment Monday.

He will be inheriting a Gull team that returns a slew of lettermen from clubs that captured Pacific League championships in each of the past two seasons.