Hope Rogers entered her first year as Director of Sports Performance at Cumberland in August 2020.
Rogers joined the Sports Performance staff as a graduate assistant during Fall 2019, working primarily with baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s volleyball, and assisted with football.
Her philosophy is humans first, athletes second. “My goal is not only to create better athletes, but also to create better individuals, and to foster meaningful relationships.” Her focus in the weight room is on quality movement and mastering the basics.
Prior to Cumberland, Rogers was a Strength and Conditioning coach for Warbird Training Academy, where she helped develop sport-specific core lifts, Modified exercise with proper progression, regression, and variation to meet the needs of all athletes. While also at Warbird, Rogers was a 15U Baseball coach, where she worked primarily with infielders and hitters, leading them through daily fielding and hitting drills at practice as well as providing them feedback to help with in-game adjustments.
Rogers earned her bachelor’s in Business Administration as a Double Major in Accounting and Management from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC., in May 2017. Rogers earned her master’s in Kinesiology and Recreation from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. In May 2019. During her time there she was an Administrative Graduate Assistant where she served as a college receptionist, assisted the Associate Dean for Academic Support on weekly projects, and provided coverage in the absence of other team members. Rogers also was an Active for Life Teaching Assistant where she helped prepare and teach all lessons for assigned classes in weight training, softball, and CPR. She also created workout regimens for students in weight training based on individual goals and fitness level.