Jeff Roberts Added to Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
Aug 28, 2013
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Former Concordia University Wisconsin head men's lacrosse coach Jeff Roberts has joined the Marquette University coaching staff, MU head coach Joe Amplo announced today. Roberts will be a volunteer assistant for the Golden Eagles beginning this fall.
Roberts, who replaces Scott Rodgers on the MU staff, was the first head coach in CUW history when lacrosse was added prior to the 2011 season. He coached 17 All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) honorees during his tenure and was named MLC Coach of the Year in 2012.
"As sad as we are to see Scott Rodgers leave our staff, I think we're that much more excited to add Jeff Roberts as a volunteer coach," said Amplo. "I couldn't think of a better person for that position. His experience both as a head coach and an assistant at the Division I level is going to going to help our staff continue to grow and benefit the young men on our team."
Roberts spent three years as head coach at CUW leading the school to a 9-7 record in 2013. He guided the Falcons to a total of 26 wins during his three-year tenure which included a trip to the Midwest Lacrosse Conference tournament in 2012.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to get back to Division I lacrosse and humbled by the chance to represent such a great university as Marquette," said Roberts. "I am looking forward to helping build the lacrosse program with Joe [Amplo] and his staff."
A 1994 graduate of Springfield College (Mass.), Roberts began coaching collegiately in the spring of 1995. He joined the CUW staff from Mars Hill College (N.C.) where he was the top assistant, helping Mars Hill to its best season in recent history.
The move to NCAA Division I isn't a first for Roberts. He started his top-level experience at Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League, where he served as assistant offensive coordinator and coached numerous All-America players.
Roberts also served as the top assistant at the University of Vermont where he led the Catamounts to the 20th-ranked offense in the nation. He was also part of the staff at Mercyhurst College (Erie, Pa.) from 1999 to 2003, where he was the top assistant for the NCAA Division II program, directing the team's offense and advancing to the national semifinals.