In Memoriam

‘For thee, our hopes and memories’

Alumnus, former coach Darryl Rogers: 1934-2018

Former Fresno State student-athlete (1955-56) and head football coach (1966-72) Darryl Rogers passed away on July 11 at age 84.

As a player, Mr. Rogers was a star end for Fresno State during the 1955 and 1956 campaigns. In his initial season, the Long Beach native was second in the nation among college pass receivers. Mr. Rogers’ performance earned him first-team All-Coast recognition. In his second season, Mr. Rogers again headed the team in pass receptions and scored two touchdowns. He also logged four interceptions and returned them for 107 yards.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1957 and his master’s degree in 1964, both in physical education from Fresno State.

While coaching for the Bulldogs, Mr. Rogers led Fresno State to a California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship in 1968 as well as bowl games in 1968 and 1971. Mr. Rogers owned a 43-32-1 career record at Fresno State, leading the ‘Dogs to six winning seasons.

He went on to coach at San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79) and Arizona State (1980-84). He moved to the NFL ranks from 1985-88, coaching the Detroit Lions.

Mr. Rogers was named to the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot on June 4. The announcement of the 2019 Class will be made on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara.

Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Marsha, and daughters, Stacy and Jamie.

Thomas S. Ashley(1950), May in Fresno.

Margaret E. Baxter(1959), May 12 in Fresno.

Helen M. Beck(1949), June 16 in Fresno.

Gary D. Beene (1970, ’93), July 7 in Madera.

John E. Berecochea(1960), April 4 in San Diego.

Gary Birdsong(1966), June 3 in Visalia.

Donald H. Brockett (1962, ’68), March 31 in Camarillo.

Arlie D. Brooks(1964), June 30.

Ronald P. Brumley(1971), June 9 in Fresno.

Shirley A. Canales (1965), May 24 in St. Helena.

George W. Dabney III (1961), April 5 in Ventura.

Betty B. Daubs(1972), May 16 in Fresno.

Susan D. Davis(1994), March 14 in Marysville, Washington.

Celia Gamber, March in Clovis.

Elizabeth G. Gazewood, Aug. 19 in Surf Pines, Oregon.

Glenda M. Gearin(1966), March 16 in Medford, Oregon.

Gene M. Gomes(1969), in Fresno.

Ernest Gotts(1961), April 1 in Richardson, Texas.

Dorothy Harkness(1966), May 9 in Ukiah.

Evelynne L. (Thayer) Hicks(1943), May 30 in Fresno.

Lillian L. Ivancovich, March 2 in Visalia.

Fred D. Iverson(1972), Feb. 26 in Fresno.

Marjorie Keithly(1945), June 13 in Fresno.

Loran Lewis, July 21 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Susana Lopez-Flud, Aug. 21 in Bakersfield.

Leonard G. Mark(1957), June 19 in Pleasanton.

Joseph R. McClintic, March 9 in Fresno.

John A. Miller(1971), Aug. 14 in Clovis.

Mark A. Mitchell(1982), May 6 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Maxine R. Montgomery, March 7 in Los Gatos.

Bruce O. Nolf, May 8 in Cove, Oregon.

Albert Nieto(1954), June 11 in Fresno.

Virginia Nissen, May 31 in Palo Alto.

Carl G. Pedroncelli, Feb. 17 in Mariposa.

Daryl E. Pernu(1979), July 4 in Tours, Texas.

Barbara (Finch) Power, May 15 in Sonora.

John Purroy(1954), July 13 in Rohnert Park.

Sandra M. Peterson Rhodes, June 26 in Salem, Oregon.

Ralph L. Ricco (1959), June 15 in Apple Valley.

Darryl Rogers(1959), July 11 in Fresno.

Richard V. Rozeboom, June 22 in Fresno.

Lynda M. (Alvarez) Simon(1942), Feb. 17 in Fresno.

Diane MacKinnon Stadler, May 3 in Vacaville.

Geraldine A. Tahajian(1965), March 2 in Fresno.

Janice G. Walker (1975), in Fresno.

Wallace R. Walker, May 20 in Yuma, Arizona.

George D. Warner(1976), March 31 in Davis.

Elizabeth H. Wilkerson (1974, ’91), July 29 in Park City, Utah.

Ralph L. Zimmerman (1961), Dec. 6, 2016 in Millersburg, Pennsylvania.

Anthony J. Zuniga(2003), Aug. 20 in Visalia.


Herman Doswald, Jan. 8 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Brian T. Hamada, Aug. 10 in Kingsburg.

Dr. Charles O. Lewis III, May 8 in Hanford.

Peggy Ramos, April 29 in Fresno.

Jill Richards, Feb. 3 in Fresno.