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Chrissy Roberts

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Sport(s)  Basketball
1993–1995  Kentucky
Title  Head women's coach
1996–1998  Eastern Kentucky
Team  Eastern Kentucky
Name  Chrissy Roberts
Conference  OVC


Born  December 25, 1975 (age 39) Eminence, Kentucky (1975-12-25)

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Chrissie Roberts (born December 25, 1975) is an American college basketball coach and the current women's head coach at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in Richmond, Kentucky. The EKU Colonels are members of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and compete in the NCAA's Division I.

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Biography

A native of Eminence, Kentucky, Roberts won first team All State honors and was an All-American selection at Eminence High School, and she was picked to play in the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game. After attending Kentucky for two years, she transferred to EKU. In her two seasons at Eastern, Roberts led the Lady Colonels to two OVC regular season titles, a conference tournament championship, and appearances in the NCAA and WNIT tournaments. During her junior season (1996–97), she nead the nation in three point shooting, winning both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Edward S. Steitz Award and the AT&T Long Distance Award. Her shoes, jersey and practice gear were enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was named an OVC First Team All-Conference member in both seasons and, in the 1997–98 season, was named OVC Player of the Year and was an Honorable Mention selection on the Kodak All-American Team. She still holds the EKU records for most three point field goals in a season (85 in 1996–97) and highest career three point shooting percentage (47.6%). She was named a member of the EKU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007. Roberts earned her bachelor's degree in sports supervision in 1998 and her master's degree in sports administration in 1999, both from EKU.

Coaching career

After graduating from Eastern Kentucky, Roberts remained there as a graduate assistant coach while earning her master's degree. She then spent one year as an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech before returning to EKU for two more years as an assistant coach. In 2002, Roberts began a six-year stint as an assistant for the East Carolina Pirates. On June 3, 2008, Roberts was named as the eighth coach in the history of Eastern Kentucky women's baqsketball program and returned to her alma mater.

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Chrissy Roberts Wikipedia