Mike Roberts joined the Golden Bear coaching staff for the 2007-08 season after serving one year as Cal's video coordinator.
A former Final Four player as an Indiana Hoosier under Mike Davis who later worked for Bob Knight as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech, Roberts will be responsible for overseeing the team's academic program and recruiting, as well as continuing his work with scouting and preparation. His experience as a front-line player will also be valuable in the grooming of the Bears' highly touted group of big men.
As video coordinator for men's basketball in 2006-07, Roberts was involved in game preparation, self scouting, game film breakdown and other administrative duties. Roberts arrived in Berkeley after one year in Lubbock, Texas, where he aided the coaching staff in practices, supervised academic progress of the players and was an analyst for Texas Tech radio and TV broadcasts.
Roberts also participated in the ESPN 2006 production "Knight School," in which the Texas Tech coaching staff evaluated 16 walk-ons who vied for one spot on the Red Raiders' roster.
As an undergraduate at Indiana who was recruited by Knight, Roberts was a member of the Hoosiers' basketball team for five seasons, helping Indiana to three NCAA Tournaments, including a national runner-up finish in 2002, and one NIT. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and recipient of a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, he served as team captain as a senior in 2004-05.
Roberts earned his bachelor's degree in history with a certificate in management from Indiana in 2005 and his master's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas Tech in 2006.
He was born and raised in Terre Haute, Ind., until his family moved to Eugene, Ore., while he was in high school. He graduated from South Eugene HS before attending New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire for one year.