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Lynne Roberts (basketball)

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Sport(s)  Women's basketball
2002–2006  Cal State Chico
Title  Head coach
Name  Lynne Roberts
Team  Utah
Role  Basketball
Record  5-2 (.714)

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1997–2002  Seattle Pacific (asst.)

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Lynne Renee Roberts (born August 28, 1975) is the women's basketball head coach at the University of Utah. She has also served as head coach at Chico State and Pacific.


Early life and education

Roberts was born and raised in Redding, California. She would attend Enterprise High where she would earn 12 varsity letters and was awarded the 1993 Northern Section Player of the Year.

Roberts attended Seattle Pacific University where she played for the Falcons. During her time with the Falcons (1993-1997), Roberts set a school record for 3-pointers made in one season at 82 and for three-point percentage in a game when she made 7 of 8 against Willamette. Roberts regards her most memorable moment at college when she made the game winning 3-pointers to defeat Division I's UC Davis Aggies. Roberts would graduate in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in history.

Coaching career

After graduating from Seattle Pacific, Roberts would remain to pursue a master's degree. While pursuing her master's degree, Roberts would act as a student assistant for the Falcons. Over five seasons Roberts would help lead the Falcons to a 113-31 record and make five straight NCAA Division 2 appearances. Roberts would graduate with a master's degree in athletic administration in 2000.

In 2002 Roberts would be hired as a new head coach for Cal State Chico, where she would coach from 2002-2006. While at Cal State Chico Roberts would amass an 86-31 record. The Wildcats would set school records for wins in both 2005 and 2006 while finishing first place in their conference. The 2005 title would be the first CCAA title in Cal State Chico history. That same season the Wildcats would advance to the NCAA Tournament West region Championship, and in 2006 the Wildcats would make it to the D2 Final Four.

In 2006 Roberts would be hired as the head coach for University of the Pacific. After a slow first few seasons, Roberts would help the Tigers post a record for wins in 2013 with 27. She would win the Big West Conference coach of the year, and her team came to be known as the cardiac kids. The Tigers have made a school record 3 straight post-season appearances under Roberts. Roberts is currently scheduled to coach the Tigers through at least 2017.
In March 2015, Roberts was selected as one of the three WCC coaches to be named co-coach of the year. The other two are Saint Mary's Gaels coach Paul Thomas and Gonzaga Bulldogs coach Lisa Fortier.
On April 20, 2015, it was announced that the University of Utah hired Roberts as their next head women's basketball coach. In her first season Roberts led Utah to an 18–15 record, Utah's first winning season since 2012–13.


Lynne Roberts (basketball) Wikipedia

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