Sam Rodgers, the Toombs County Bulldogs’ new offensive line coach, is quite familiar with the area. His father, Randy, was the superintendent of the Montgomery County School system, and he began his coaching career in Mount Vernon. Rodgers, though, is a graduate of Fitzgerald High School. He was an offensive lineman in the Purple Hurricanes Wing T formation.
After high school Rodgers went to the University of Georgia as a student and finished up at Valdosta State. He has coached offensive lineman in Metter and Coffee County for the last four seasons. His link to the Toombs County job was new offensive coordinator Jared Hamlin. The two worked together at Coffee.
Rodgers is a meticulous teacher of offensive line technique. The last couple of weeks he has been stressing hat and hand placement, steps and having dangerous hands so you can shock the defensive lineman.