Head Baseball Coach
Joe Roberts begins his 29th year at the helm of Armstrong Atlantic State baseball. While at AASU, Roberts has posted an overall 1,123-524 (.683) record while averaging 40 wins per year and posting 28 consecutive winning seasons. He currently ranks as the leading active Division II coach and third all-time in wins.
During his career, the Pirates have become a perennial contender in NCAA DII baseball. Armstrong Atlantic State is second only to Florida Southern in NCAA DII baseball victories since his arrival at then-Armstrong State in 1980, and at one point the Pirates were ranked in 110 straight polls over seven seasons. The Pirates advanced to the NCAA DII World Series in 1988, 1989 and 1994, with their 1990 squad ranked No. 1 nationally in every week of the season.
Coach Roberts has been selected for a coach of the year award eight times, including Region coach of the year awards in all three seasons at the Pirates advanced to the NCAA DII World Series. The Pirates have had players sign professionally in 25 straight years and AASU has also graduated 123 of its players in the last 22 years, despite its small rosters.
Roberts was a four-sport letterman at Lebanon (Ind.) HS before attending Lake Sumter CC in Leesburg, Fla. He finished his career at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C., where he was again a four sport letterman and a basketball standout, setting several school, league and NCAA records during a two year career that saw him named All-Conference twice. He was selected Dixie MVP in his junior year of 1974 and was inducted intot he St. Andrews Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. He is married to the former Lynn Tucker and they have two teenage sons, Brian and Eric.