By: Lindsay Gorman
Coach Dunphy, Cary High’s women’s and men’s soccer coach, will be leaving this year to become the first athletic director at the new Willow Springs High School.
Ryan Rodgers, a Cary High alum, will take his place as the new Athletic Director in the fall. Coach Rodgers is no stranger to Cary athletics; he previously served as the JV men’s coach from 2002-2003 and assistant varsity men’s basketball coach from 2018-2019. He also boasts over 22 years of both teaching and coaching at other schools in the district, including Lufkin Road, Apex Middle, and Apex High.
The Rodgers family has many ties to Cary High; Rodgers’ daughter, Ryleigh, is currently a senior at the school. She told The Page, “When I first heard my dad got the Athletic Director job at Cary, I was so excited for him because he’s always wanted to be a part of Cary High! He was so happy and was so excited to be able to teach at the high school that he went to when he was younger. I’m a little sad that I’m a senior and I won’t be able to be at Cary while he’s there, but my brother, an incoming freshman, will have my dad there for his four years of high school!!”
Cary is excited for the vision Coach Rodgers will bring to the athletics program, and to see how he will take our teams to the next level. We look forward to welcoming Coach Rodgers in the fall!
For more information on Coach Rodgers, click here.