Emily Roberts Joins Women's Basketball Staff As Video Coordinator
Sept. 6, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Former UNC Wilmington women's basketball player Emily Roberts has joined the University of Memphis women's basketball staff as the team's video coordinator it was announced by Melissa McFerrin, Monday.
Roberts, a native of McBee, S.C., played basketball at UNC Wilmington from 2002-2005, graduating with a degree in Communication Studies/Media Studies in just three years.
Following her playing career, Roberts ventured up the road to Chapel Hill, where she served an internship as a Film and Media Technician for the Tar Heel football program. There, she created highlight and special project films, before accepting a coaching position at Cedar Ridge High School. As the women's varsity assistant coach and the head JV basketball coach at Cedar Ridge, Roberts was responsible for coordinating practices and games, coordinating conditioning programs and individual workouts, prepared and scouted film on opponents and managed player compliance for academic eligibility. After two seasons at Cedar Ridge, Roberts was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director, helping with facility and event management and helping the Athletic Director oversee all aspects of the Cedar Ridge athletics programs.
In 2008, Roberts left Cedar Ridge to become an assistant boys basketball coach at Cressent Christian Academy in Durham, N.C. Working primarily with the guards, she also taught defensive team strategies over the past two seasons at Cressent. While coaching at Cressent, Roberts also served as a Video Production Teacher at Cedar Ridge High School. There, she taught students on camera use and video editing using Final Cut Pro. She served as the video director for a number of different special events at Cedar Ridge, including plays, dance shows, sporting events and other school-related videos.
Roberts brings with her a solid background in basketball as well as expertise in video production. She has grown up in a basketball family. She is the granddaughter, daughter and niece of numerous state championship coaches.
The women's basketball team will have its seventh annual Fast Break Club golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 9th, at Quail Ridge.