Roberts comes to Weber State after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the women’s tennis team atSouthern Methodist University. At SMU he helped the Mustangs to a 16-7 record in 2014-15 and led the team to a No. 46 ranking in the ITA Rankings.
“We are extremely lucky to have Roberts join our program,” Ferriera said. “All three previous schools he has worked for have significantly improved with his help. He has the experience and results to be a head coach at a major school so we are very fortunate he chose to help us at Weber State.”
Roberts was hired as the head women's tennis coach at UTEP in June 2012. As head coach, he helped turn around a struggling program by orchestrating UTEP's first undefeated home record (6-0) since 2004.
Previously he spent four years at UNLV, serving as an assistant coach from 2008-12. During his tenure at UNLV, Roberts helped the Rebels make NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009, 2010 and 2011, advancing to the second round in 2010, and won Mountain West Conference regular season title in 2009 and 2011.
For his efforts at UNLV, Roberts was chosen the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
Prior to his stint in Las Vegas, Roberts worked as a tennis teaching professional in Illinois and Pennsylvania for four years (2004-08).
Following a standout collegiate playing career at New Mexico State, Roberts began his excursion into coaching as a graduate assistant at his alma mater. During his playing career with the Aggies, Roberts played no. 1 singles and doubles and was team captain in his lone year with the team (2002-03). Prior to New Mexico State, he played at Boise State for two and a half years (2000-02), qualifying for NCAAs in doubles with a national ranking of 23 as a junior. Roberts was named team MVP his sophomore year while equaling the school record for singles victories (31).
Roberts earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from NMSU in May of 2004, graduating with honors. He added a Master’s of Science in Sport & Leisure Services Management from UNLV in 2012.
His wife, Jessica, played volleyball at Boise State and Pittsburgh. They were married in 2005.