Roger Wrenn, One of Baltimore's Winningest High School Coaches, To Retire After 43 Seasons
Roger Wrenn, who coached football and baseball in Baltimore City high schools for the past 43 years, the last six at Poly Tech High School, will retire at the end of this season. Coach Wrenn is one of the winningest football coaches in Baltimore history, having won thirteen city championships at Patteron High School and Poly Tech. He coached for 32 years at Patterson High School and has been coaching and mentoring players at Poly Tech for the last six years. Coach Wrenn also coached baseball at Patterson High School where he also won championships in baseball. In 1997 Coach Wrenn was named to ther Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Perhaps Coach Wrenn's greatest contribution to area sports is shown by the eleven former student/players that now coach high school teams in the Baltimore area. The video highlighted in the first paragraph above shows current student/players, and gives you an idea of how greatly Roger affected those he coached. HIs impact on his players' lives went far beyond the sports he coached, and the games they played in high school.
If you know a student who has been coached by Roger Wrenn, you know the loyalty, devotion, and respect he creates in those who know him and play for him. It may be a long time before another one, cut from his mold, shows up on the high school football field and inspires young people the way Coach Wrenn did. We'll miss you coach!