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GSU names new soccer coach

By Chelsea Williams
On February 28, 2021

Craig Robert’s coaching experience and list of professional licensing is lengthy and intriguing.  

The new GSU head soccer coach’s resume contains experience on the international level.  He has been instrumental in the training and development of The Puerto Rico National Team and the U17 Haiti National Team World Cup competitions.

Better known as Coach Rob, he has over 19 years experience of competing at the NCAA Division I level, a winning record ( 35-26-3 the past three years), and a dedicated background in the sport of soccer, overall.  

"I would first like to thank Dr. David Ponton and the rest of the search committee for affording me with a tremendous opportunity to work at such a historical and prestigious institution," Roberts said in a statement. 

Roberts replaces Justin Wagar who has retired after 18 seasons total coaching. Wagar led the Lady Tigers to three straight SWAC Championships during his tenure. 

"It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as the next head coach at Grambling State University. Moving forward, I'm highly motivated to lead these student-athletes on and off the field and to continue developing a championship culture."

Grambling gained Coach Rob just before the opening of the season.  Unfortunately, the first two scheduled games against North Texas and Louisiana and Monroe were cancelled due to last week’s inclement weather.  

"The team is highly motivated and eager to compete. With the hire being so close to the season, it has required me to expedite my evaluation process. During these unprecedented times, it's important my staff and players remain positive and deal with each adverse challenge they face the best they can". 

The Tigers opened the season at home Friday Feb. 26 where they hosted Prairie View A&M at the GSU Soccer Complex, missing their win by one point with a final score of  2-3.




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