Kevin Roberts Named Wyoming Assistant Wrestling Coach

Sept. 22, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming headwrestling coach Steven Suder has announced the hiring of Kevin Robertsas an assistant coach in the program. His hiring is subject to board oftrustee approval.

Roberts comes to Wyoming from North Idaho College, where he was anassistant coach for two years. Roberts is a 1996 graduate of theUniversity of Oregon with a degree in sociology. Roberts had anoutstanding collegiate career for the Ducks. As a four-yearletterwinner, Roberts was a two-time All-American in the 118 poundweight class. He placed fourth as a sophomore and eighth as a junior atthe NCAA Wrestling Championships. In his senior year, Roberts wasranked as high as number two in his weight class, but a broken legprematurely ended his career. Roberts won the 1996 University of OregonEmerald Award, which recognizes an individual for outstandingstudent-athletic achievement. In addition, Roberts was named the MostValuable Wrestler for the Ducks in 1994, 1995 and 1996.

A graduate of University High School in Spokane, Wash., Roberts was theWashington state champion in 1991 in the 115 pound weight class.Roberts also was a three-time Greater Spokane League champion. Robertsis married to the former Cami Moffat.

"Adding Kevin to this staff is a huge step," said Suder. "Theexperience he brings from both an athletic standpoint and from acoaching standpoint is considerable. His accomplishments as a wrestlerat the Division I level and the tremendously strong program he comesfrom as a coach will without a doubt positively impact our program."