Being inducted into a Hall of Fame is nothing new for Rodger Cromer. He was inducted into the Miami University Hall Oof Fame in 1990, the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, the National Golf Coaches Association of America in 1995, and the Miami University Cradle of Coaches in 2004.
Rodger graduated from Ohio University in 1962, with a B.S. in Education, and followed that up with a Masters in Education from Miami University in 1963.
He was the head golf coach at Miami University from 1965 to2001 where his teams were victorious in International competition in 1993 and 1997. His teams have had twenty-one NCAA appearances: eight team and thirteen individual.
Rodger’s teams have also won eleven Mid American Conference Championship. He was voted District IV Coach of the Year three times, and Mid American Conference Coach of the Year eight times.
He has coached eighteen All Americans, four Academic All Americans, and sixty-five all conference selections.
Three state amateurs have come from Miami University: Brian Fogt in 1982, Jim Muething in 1984, and Jeff Junk in 1992.
Miami University golfers that Rodger mentored that became head professionals are: Dave Martin, Jim Muething, Chris Roderick, Cary Sciorra, and Doug Steffen.