Bobby Roberts

Bobby Roberts (1927-2002)

Teams coached: Clemson Tigers
Clemson record: 82-116 (.414)
Overall record: 82-116 (.414)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1962-1970 Clemson
1958-1962 Clemson (asst)

Bobby Roberts Facts

  • Bobby Roberts
  • Born December 19, 1927
  • Died June 22, 2002
  • Hometown: Laurens, South Carolina
  • Alma Mater: Furman University (BA, 1953)
  • Played basketball at Mars Hills JC (now University) in NC and Furman in SC, coached at the latter by Lyles Alley
  • Started his coaching career with a four-year stint at Palmetto HS in Williamston, SC
  • Joined Press Maravich’s coaching staff at Clemson in 1958, spending four years as an assistant coach
  • Took over as head coach of the Tigers in 1962, leading the program for eight seasons in total
    • Went 82-116 overall, finishing above .500 three times before resigning in 1970
  • Passed away in 2002 after a battle with lung cancer; survived by his wife, Bobbie Ann, and their two children

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