By Jason Goorman
Local Sports Journal

Greg Roberts

Greg Roberts

Muskegon High School has hired a new head varsity volleyball coach in alumnus Greg Roberts.

The 1983 Muskegon High School grad was selected by Athletic Director Keith Guy because of his Big Reds roots and desire to help Muskegon transform its volleyball program.

“Every sport is important for us and we are trying very hard to build a complete athletic program here at Muskegon,” said Guy. “Greg has shown his commitment to our program throughout the years and is a good steward for our students.”

Coaching has been a big part of what Roberts does in the Muskegon area. He was an assistant basketball coach under long time Western Michigan Christian boys basketball coach Jim Goorman. Roberts also took over Muskegon’s bowling program this past year. He’s coached multiple sports at the junior high and high school levels and has shown commitment to area athletes.

Roberts had been running camps this summer while Guy was searching for a coach to take over the program. His willingness to help keep the program alive made him a natural candidate for the job.

“I want to turn this program around and bring all the things necessary to have a successful program here,” said Roberts. “I think that when Keith Guy was looking at hiring he was looking at who can take a program from scratch and make it competitive and last for generations.”

“The thing is Muskegon’s athletic program has been going through a transformation and getting kids to camps has been important to keep enthusiasm,” said Roberts. “I’ve been putting programs together from scratch and getting involved in new programs is something I’ve done for years.”

Putting a competitive volleyball team on the floor takes more than just one coach.

Roberts is looking for head J.V. and Freshman coaches as well as assistant coaches.

Any area coaches interested in coaching volleyball at Muskegon can call Roberts at (231) 578-4262.