Ty Rogers begins his first season as a volunteer assistant coach at Bradley after working on the staff at Parkland College during the 2011 fall season. In his time with the Cobras, Rogers saw 13 players sign with 4-year schools and the team earned a preseason #12 ranking heading into the 2012 campaign.
A graduate of Lafayette (Ind.) Jefferson High School, Rogers played collegiately at Indiana from 2008-10 and was a 3-year starter at second base and center field. Among his highlights with the Hoosiers, Rogers helped Indiana breeze through the 2009 Big Ten Tournament to win the program's first conference title in 13 years and earn a spot in the NCAA Louisville Regional. Rogers led the Hoosiers with 15 doubles in 2009, helping Indiana to a 16-7 (.696) regular-season record in Big Ten Conference play in 2009, the program's best league winning percentage in 70 years since the Hoosiers went 7-3 in B10 play in 1939.
An All-Big Ten Conference pick in 2010, Rogers finished seven in the Big Ten with a .377 batting average that season and he was the league's leading hitter in conference play with a .427 average. His performance at the plate in 2010 also helped Indiana (.328) become the only NCAA Division I school from 2008-10 to post a team batting average of .325 or higher.
During his three seasons with the Hoosiers, Rogers posted the seventh-best career batting average (.349) in program history while racking up 37 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs and 100 runs batted in. He currently holds the school record for the most RBI's in a Big 10 Conference game with six against Michigan.
Following his graduation from Indiana in 2010, Rogers played professionally for one season for the Gateway Grizzlies and Oakland County Cruisers of the Frontier League.