Bryan Rogers has found the happy medium of certainty and surprises.

"I love being a teacher and a coach," he says. "There’s something different every day, just enough to keep you on your toes."

The baseball team at Steinert his senior year provided a nice routine going 27-4-1 for a winning percentage of .859. Rogers was a key player as the Spartans captured conference, county, sectional and state titles.

Among the many highlights for the two-sport athlete was being the winning pitcher in the 1996 state championship game. A first-team All-State selection, Bryan was named Colonial Valley Conference and All-Area Player of the Year after going 10-0 with an ERA of 0.68.

He compiled a career record of 16-2 while wearing the Green and White of Steinert.

He captured Spartan of the Year and Mercer County American Legion Pitcher of the Year laurels in the same year. He was a member of two league champions for Hamilton Post 31.

Rogers, a team captain in two sports at SHS, moved on to Towson University where he captained the baseball team.

Fireworks continued for Rogers, who met his wife Lisa when she was a student at Loyola and he was at Towson. A little firecracker recently entered their lives when daughter Ella was born on July 4, 2009.

So, he has settled into his life as a happy family man and an accomplished professional who is sure of many things including being content to be kept on his toes on a daily basis.

"Many of my experiences and examples set by my dedicated coaches and teachers strengthened my goals and shaped my career path," he says. "The valuable lessons I learned while a student-athlete at Steinert prepared me for the 'Game of Life.' I have been fortunate to be a teacher and a coach at Steinert for the past 10 years, affording me the opportunity to give back to the community which has been such a positive influence in my life."

"I always really enjoyed working with kids and I enjoyed athletics in general and I've tried to give back," said the health and physical education teacher and coach of the SHS girls' basketball team.

Rogers has received Coach of the Year honors from The Times of Trenton as well as the CVC Basketball Coaches Association. His 2010 team set a record for wins in a season with a 23-5 mark.