The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have added a big name to their softball coaching staff.


Roberts is regarded by many to be one of the top pitching minds in the world.

Last season, Roberts served in the capacity as the head coach at Buffalo, after serving as the pitching coach at both Washington and Oregon, two powerhouse softball programs.

Roberts spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons at Washington, serving as pitching coach and helping the Huskies to a pair of 40-plus win seasons, including a semifinals finish in the 2017 Women’s College World Series.

A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Roberts also enjoyed Pac-12 success at Oregon, serving as pitching coach in 2014, while helping the Ducks to a 56-9-1 overall record, and a Pac-12 conference title.

Before joining the staff at Oregon, Roberts spent three seasons coaching the pitchers and catchers at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

An accomplished pitcher in his own right, Roberts won two ASA national titles, an ISF Junior World Title, eight New Zealand national championships, an NAFA Triple-A North American crown and an Australian state title, while twice earning ed ASA and NAFA All-America honors.

Since 2016, Roberts has served as the assistant pitching and catching coach for the New Zealand women's National softball team.

The Cajuns went 41-16 in 2018, including 21-6 Sun Belt Conference mark, while earning the program's 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid.