Indiana completed its search for another assistant coach on Wednesday when it was announced that Mike Roberts would be joining Archie Miller’s staff. This serves as a homecoming of sorts, as Roberts walked-on at Indiana from 2000 to 2004, playing under head coach Mike Davis. Roberts also grew up in nearby Terre Haute, Indiana. While in Bloomington, Roberts exceeded the typical walk-on expectations, playing in 64 games in his four seasons, as well as being named a team captain in the 2004-05 season.
Sources: Indiana's Archie Miller is expected to hire UNC Greensboro Associate Head Coach Mike Roberts as an Assistant Coach. Roberts is a former player at Indiana.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) August 21, 2019
After his playing career, Mike Roberts followed former Hoosier coach Bobby Knight, joining the Texas Tech staff as a graduate assistant for a year before spending four years with Rice University as an assistant head coach and another two years at University of California, following head coach Ben Braun to Berkeley. Roberts eventually took a job as the associate head coach at UNC Greensboro, helping UNCG reach the NCAA Tournament as well as earning the No. 1 overall seed in the NIT.
Roberts’ most successful story is serving as position coach for NBA draft pick, Ryan Anderson at Cal. This could serve as some hope to Hoosiers’ fans in the coming seasons in monitoring the development of Joey Brunk, among other bigs.