Former Rice University assistant coach Mike Roberts will be associate head coach of UNCG men’s basketball. Former UNC Tar Heel player and assistant strength and conditioning coach Jackie Manuel will be a Spartan assistant coach.
Roberts comes to UNCG after four years as an assistant coach at Rice under coach Ben Braun. Roberts also served two years on Braun’s staff at California. He was a graduate assistant coach at Texas Tech under Bob Knight, who coached Roberts when he was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference selection and earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award at Indiana.
Manuel joins the UNCG staff after a one-year stint as an assistant strength and conditioning coach under Roy Williams. Before that, he had a five-year professional playing career. As a Tar Heel player, he was a two-time All-ACC Defensive Team member. He was a tri-captain for North Carolina’s national championship squad in 2005, when he and Wes Miller were teammates.