Justin Roberts will begin his second season as a member of the CSU Bakersfield coaching staff in the Spring of 2017. He served as the volunteer assistant for the Roadrunners in 2016 before moving into an assistant coach's slot for the upcoming season. Roberts will be the first base coach and will work with the catchers as well as share hitting and outfield instruction with Alex Hoover.
Roberts came to CSUB from Bakersfield’s Centennial High School where he served as an assistant varsity baseball coach from 2005-15. Roberts works with USA Baseball as the National Team Identification Series (NTIS) South-Central Valley Sub-Regional Director for the Northern California USA Team.
A former member of the Centennial baseball and football teams, Roberts played collegiate baseball at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif from 2001-04. As a senior, Roberts helped lead PLNU to a Golden State Athletic Conference championship and an appearance in the 2004 NAIA World Series.
Roberts is from a coaching family as both of his parents were head coaches at Centennial High (dad-baseball, mom-volleyball).