Rogers named AP boys' coach of the year
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Freedom's Casey Rogers was named the Associated Press boys' basketball coach of the year.
Sherry Norris of Chapel Hill was named the girls' coach of the year.
Rogers led Freedom to a 31-1 record and the state 3-A championship this season. The Patriots beat Wilson Hunt 59-57 in the title game.
Rogers is in his eighth season at Freedom, where he won a state title playing point guard for his father, Terry Rogers.
Casey Rogers, who played his college basketball at Western Carolina, picked up eight of a possible 25 votes.