Norm Roberts

Norm Roberts (born July 21, 1965)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Kansas Jayhawks (Head coach: Bill Self)
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Teams coached: Queens College Knights, St. John’s Red Storm, Kansas Jayhawks
Queens (NY) record^: 24-84 (.222)
St. John’s record: 81-101 (.445)
Kansas record: 4-0 (1.000)
Overall record^: 109-185 (.371)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2010)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2009)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2012-present Kansas (asst)
2022 Kansas (interim HC)
2011-2012 Florida (asst)
2004-2010 St. John’s
2003-2004 Kansas (asst)
2000-2003 Illinois (asst)
1997-2000 Tulsa (asst)
1995-1997 Oral Roberts (asst)
1991-1995 Queens (NY)

Norm Roberts Facts

  • Norman Roberts
  • Born July 21, 1965
  • Hometown: Queens, New York
  • Alma Mater: Queens College (BA, 1987)
  • Graduated from Springfield Gardens HS (NY) and played collegiately for the Knights at D-II Queens College (NY)
    • HS teammates with future NBA All-Star Anthony Mason and college teammates with future coach Glenn Braica
  • Started his coaching career at Archbishop Molloy HS in Queens, where he coached the freshman team
  • Became head coach at his alma mater in 1991, but went just 24-84 in four seasons at the helm
  • Joined Bill Self‘s coaching staff at Oral Roberts in 1995 and spent the next nine years working as one of his assistants at ORU (1995-97), Tulsa (1997-2000), Illinois (2000-03) and Kansas (2003-04)
    • Was part of six NCAA Tournaments (with three Elite Eights) and four conference titles (two WAC and two Big Ten)
  • Returned to Queens in 2004, taking over as the head coach at St. John’s
    • Was 81-101 in six seasons with the Red Storm, going to the CBI in 2009 and NIT in 2010
    • Finished above .500 just twice and was fired in 2010 after failing to get the team out of the Big East basement
  • Spent one year on Billy Donovan‘s staff at Florida, during which the Gators reached the 2012 NCAA Elite Eight
  • Reunited with Self at the Jayhawks in 2012, serving as an assistant there ever since
  • Along with his wife, Pascale, has two sons

Norm Roberts Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels