Head Coach Jon Roberts
One of the most respected high school and club volleyball coaches in the region, Roberts is be the first full-time head coach in the 38-year history of the SJC women's volleyball program.
Roberts comes to Saint Joseph's after serving as the head coach of the Scarborough High School girls volleyball program for the last eight years. Since 2010, Roberts has also been heavily involved in the Maine club volleyball scene, as he has been a coach for the Maine Juniors Volleyball Club for eight years and took on the role of Volleyball Technical Director for the club in 2015.
During his time at Scarborough High School, Roberts led the Red Storm to a pair of Class A Maine State Championships, five State Championship appearances, and trips to the postseason on eight occasions in as many years. He was recognized as the Maine Volleyball Coaches Association Class A Coach of the Year twice and also garnered a pair of Portland Press Herald High School Volleyball Coach of the Year honors.
"I feel very fortunate to be named Saint Joseph's College first full-time head volleyball coach," adds Roberts. "Saint Joseph's has made a significant commitment to the success of the volleyball program with the creation of this new position. There is a great history of successful sports teams on campus and I am very excited to start building the volleyball program up to that level."
Roberts, who grew up in Storrs, Connecticut, began his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant at Coventry High School, where he helped lead the team to six State Championships.
"We are excited to have Jon join our staff," adds Curtin. "He brings a thoughtful, professional approach to his coaching and has a genuine desire to help students grow and help the sport grow."
Coach Roberts earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Connecticut in 1996 and played club volleyball at UConn for two years. He was a member of the team that advanced to the collegiate club national tournament in 1996.
Saint Joseph's College Athletics Director Brian Curtin announced in July of 2018 that Jon Roberts was been hired as the Monks' head women's volleyball coach.