By NEMS Daily Journal
Ron Roberts, who guided Delta State University to four Gulf South Conference championships, was introduced Monday as the new head coach at Southeastern Louisiana.
“I’m excited,” said Roberts, 44. “You can expect that we will put a product on the field that you can be proud of.”
Southeastern went 3-8 this past season. Mike Lucas went 19-40 in five seasons as coach.
In five years under Roberts, the Statesmen were 47-16, with two of those losses in the 2010 NCAA Division II national championship and the 2011 semifinals. The Statesmen were 11-3 in 2011, when Roberts was named the AFCA Division II Region Coach of the Year, and 11-4 in 2010.
Reaction: Delta State AD Jeremy McClain praised Roberts on Monday and said the search for a new coach for the Statesmen was already under way.
“We appreciate the work coach Roberts has put into our program over the last seven years and wish he and his family all the best in their new endeavor,” McClain said in a statement. “Coach Roberts continued to build upon the winning traditions established by his predecessors here at DSU and we thank him for that.”