Dick Roberts
Dick Roberts
Full Name:  Richard Weldon Roberts


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  FSU Track Coaches Terry Long, Bob Braman, DICK ROBERTS


FSU Career
Cross Country
Year  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1962  5-9  150  Jr   *   Saint Petersburg                        
1963  5-9  150  Sr   *   Saint Petersburg                        
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
61-62 D       5-9  150  So   *   Saint Petersburg                
62-63 D       5-9  150  Jr   *   Saint Petersburg                
63-64 D       5-9  150  Sr   *   Saint Petersburg                
Coaches & Administrators

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Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1989
Dick Roberts completed a 25-year love affair with Florida State's track and field program when he left his post as head coach on August 5, 1988.

Roberts joined Rekortan Sports USA as its North American Marketing Director.

A former Seminole track athlete, Roberts coached at FSU for 21 years. Following graduation in 1964, he remained on campus for two seasons as a graduate assistant, receiving a master's degree in 1966. Roberts coached at Dunedin High School before returning to FSU in 1970 as academic advisor for all athletes as well as head cross country and assistant track and field coach. He replaced Mike Long as head coach in 1978.

Robert's 1980 team enjoyed the school's highest finish ever when it was third at the Outdoor NCAA championships. He coached four national champions and 36 athletes who won 74 All-American awards. Roberts' squads never lost a Metro crown and they beat Florida 10 of 11 times in dual meets. Overall, they put together a 119-31-2 record in scored meets during his tenure.

Roberts also helped guide the FSU Cross Country team to eight top 20 finishes and five top 10 showings.

Roberts is a member of the State of Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame. He was named NCAA District III Coach of the Year twice, Metro Conference Coach of the Year six times and has served two years as the president of the NCAA Track and Field Coaches Association. He also coached several national teams.



FSU Statistics
Cross Country
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Distance         Place   Time   Points
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            1962 Season
11/30/1962 FLORIDA                        3.5 Miles           4               4
            1963 Season
09/27/1963 CENTRAL FLORIDA JC                                 3               3
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1962 Season
02/24/1962 MEMPHIS TRACK CARNIVAL         Two-Mile Run (I)                4                        2
03/10/1962 MIAMI                          Mile Run                        2        4:22.5          3
03/10/1962 MIAMI                          Two-Mile Run                    3                        1
03/16/1962 FURMAN                         Mile Run                        2                        3
03/16/1962 FURMAN                         Two-Mile Run                    2                        3
03/24/1962 SOUTH CAROLINA                 Mile Run                        2                        3
03/29/1962 LOUISIANA STATE                Mile Run                        1        4:26.8          5
03/29/1962 LOUISIANA STATE                Two-Mile Run                    1       10:20.0          5
04/19/1962 FLORIDA                        Mile Run                        1        4:28.7          5
04/19/1962 FLORIDA                        Two-Mile Run                    1       10:06.8          5
05/04/1962 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       Mile Run                        2                        3
            1963 Season
02/16/1963 COLISEUM RELAYS                880-Yard Run (I)                1        1:59.5          5
02/16/1963 COLISEUM RELAYS                Mile Run (I)                    3        4:30.2          3
02/23/1963 MEMPHIS RELAYS CARNIVAL        Mile Run (I)                    1        4:37.5          5
02/23/1963 MEMPHIS RELAYS CARNIVAL        880-Yard Run (I)                2                        4
03/09/1963 MIAMI                          Mile Run                        1        4:24.0          5
03/09/1963 MIAMI                          Two-Mile Run                    3                        1
03/16/1963 FURMAN                         Mile Run                        3                        1
03/16/1963 FURMAN                         880-Yard Run                    3                        1
03/27/1963 ROANOKE COLLEGE                Mile Run                        1        4:30.9          5
04/01/1963 TENNESSEE                      Mile Run                        3                        1
04/20/1963 FLORIDA                        Mile Run                        1        4:32.1          5
            1964 Season
02/08/1964 SE USTFF CHAMPIONSHIPS         Mile Run (I)                    2                        3
02/15/1964 COLISEUM RELAYS                Mile Run (I)                    2                        3
03/06/1964 MIAMI                          Mile Run                        2                        3
03/06/1964 MIAMI                          Two-Mile Run                    2                        3
03/14/1964 FURMAN                         Mile Run                        3                        1
03/14/1964 FURMAN                         Two-Mile Run                    3                        1
03/26/1964 SOUTH CAROLINA                 Mile Run                        1        4:22.1          5
03/26/1964 SOUTH CAROLINA                 Two-Mile Run                    1        9:54.5          5
04/04/1964 FLORIDA                        Mile Run                        2                        3