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Roger, a decorated athlete at Schuyler and coach at Omaha Cathedral, had four sons-Michael, Kelly, Tim and John-and four daughters-Mary Beth, Kathleen, Cecilia and Teresa-who have been involved in athletics at all levels as players, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters. All four sons participated in college athletics with Tim earning NAIA All-American honors whole playing basketball at Kearney State College. John currently officiates basketball at the NCAA level and Kelly is the athletic director at Fort Lewis College in Colorado. Cecilia competed in collegiate track before going into coaching. The next generation is continuing the family legacy with granddaughter Erin playing volleyball at Missouri-St. Louis and Lauren playing golf at Truman State. Grandson Mike Finley played football at Dana.