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Bill Rogin '37

1986 Alumni Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Bill smiling at the cameraBill Rogin was born in Windsor, Ontario on June 9, 1915.

In 1933, the Patterson big man was selected to the Windsor Star's first WSSA All-City basketball team as a forward. Also in 1933, he was the WSSA Senior Scoring Champion, scoring 95 points in 10 games. Later, he gained fame as a prolific scorer with the famous "Fighting Freshman" of Assumption College.

On February 9, 1937 in a spectacular scoring spree against Detroit Lawrence Tech, he set two N.C.A.A. college basketball scoring records: most points in a game (35), and most consecutive foul shots in a game (16). With his high score of 35 pts, Rogin, often called "Moose", established a school record that stood until 1947 when Assumption’s Freddie Thomas scored 42 pts.

In 1933-34 he was a member of the Assumption College team, Ontario Champions, and Eastern Canadian semi-finalist. In 1935 his Assumption College team, Ontario and Eastern Canadian Champions, were champions in the Michigan-Ontario Collegiate Conference, and Bill was a 1st-Team All-Star selection.

In 1935 he was a member of the Windsor Grads, Windsor's first Ontario Football Champions. He played guard and kicker.

An outstanding sports official (football & basketball), he worked the 1947 CFL Grey Cup game as a linesman, the FIRST Windsorite to officiate a Grey Cup game.

The Bill Rogin Trophy is awarded annually to Windsor's Most Valuable Sr. Boy's High School Basketball player.

Bill Rogin was inducted into the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.