Lauren McRoberts, a former NCAA Division I student-athlete at University of South Carolina Upstate, was announced as SUNY Delhi's new women's basketball head coach for the 2019-20 season. The Indiana native joins the Broncos as the college enters year two of its transition to NCAA Division III.
McRoberts served the last two seasons as the assistant coach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., while working on her Master's degree from the institution in Educational Leadership. Her time there saw the Saints total 25 wins and a Liberty League Tournament berth in 2017-18. That season also featured St. Lawrence producing the Liberty League Rookie of the Year and nationally the ninth-best rebounding team and 12th-best defense in all NCAA Division III.
Originally from Carmel, Ind., McRoberts played four years at NCAA Division I University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. While with the Spartans, McRoberts helped the team to two A-Sun Tournament appearances and one Women's Basketball Invitational bid. She ranked second on the team in rebounding her first three seasons, averaging 5.0 boards per game and 566 total for her career. McRoberts graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies.
She returned to her home town upon graduation as the Special Education Instructor and Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Carmel Clay Schools. She then moved on the very next year to become Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Franklin College, a NCAA Division III institution in Franklin, Ind. Her two years with the Grizzlies featured the ladies winning 33 games from 2014 to 2016, making the HCAC Tournament both seasons, including a semifinals appearance in 2016.