Aug. 3, 2012
BERKELEY - Theo Robertson, who was a standout forward for the California men's basketball team from 2005-10, re-joins the Golden Bears' program as a graduate manager, head coach Mike Montgomery announced Friday.
"I am extremely grateful to coach Montgomery and the University of California for allowing me the opportunity to join the basketball staff as a graduate manager," Robertson said. "I'm thrilled to be able to continue to represent this great institution, while contributing towards the success of our student-athletes both on and off the court."
Robertson starred for Cal from the 2005-06 season through the 2009-10 campaign where he was a two-year captain and voted the team's Most Valuable Player as a senior on the Golden Bears' 2010 conference championship squad. Robertson completed his career with 1,315 career points, good for 16th on the program's all-time scoring list. He is Cal's all-time leader in career three-point field goal percentage at .440 (154-of-350) and is among the school's career leaders in three-point field goals made (seventh), three-point field goals attempted (10th) and games played (seventh with 125). The forward, who was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior, was limited by injury during his career in Berkeley where he underwent three separate hip surgeries and was forced to miss the entire 2007-08 season.
Robertson completed his undergraduate bachelor of arts degree in social welfare in 2010 with a 3.10 cumulative grade point average. While training for the NBA draft, he suffered his third hip injury that required immediate surgery.
In his new role, the former student-athlete will assist with all facets of the program from a competition and academic standpoint, while working towards his master's degree at Cal.
"Theo is an exceptional basketball player who has a great knowledge of the game," Montgomery said. "His addition to the staff will greatly help our program as he works toward completing his master's degree. Theo enjoyed great success as a player here and he will help us create more great moments this season."
Robertson served as an administrative fellow with the Pac-12 Conference this past year, where he assisted with the league's Sports Management and Championships team. The position is designed to help prepare former student-athletes transition to the profession of sports administration.
Robertson will be a candidate for his master's degree in cultural studies of sport in the Graduate School of Education.