East Carolina assistant Roggeman dies from lymphoma
East Carolina assistant coach Thomas “Rock” Roggeman has died
after a yearlong fight with cancer.
The school said Roggeman died Monday in Chapel Hill. He was
Roggeman joined Skip Holtz’s staff when he arrived in Greenville
in December 2004. He was in his third season coaching the defensive
tackles before going on medical leave in September to focus on his
treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
He remained at East Carolina when Holtz left for South Florida
Roggeman also coached at Alabama State, Alabama A&M,
Louisville, Eastern Michigan, UNLV and Murray State. He played
linebacker and nose guard at Notre Dame.