University of Colorado head tennis coach Nicole Kenneally announced Grant Roberts will join her staff as an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Roberts will replace Kieran Burke, who was an assistant for the 2016-17 season.
Roberts joins the Buffaloes with strong experience on and off the court as he served as the volunteer assistant coach for the men's team at the University of Kentucky for the past three years.
"First, I would like to say we had a great pool of candidates who were really energized for this position," Kenneally said. "I am thankful to all the candidates who applied and unfortunately we could only select one. Grant however stood out and did a fantastic job in communicating what he believes he can bring to the program."
With Kentucky men's program, he helped the Wildcats reach the Semifinals of the NCAA tournament in 2014 where the team finished 13th overall in the country. He worked with ITA Ohio Valley region player to watch, William Bushamuka who became a first-team All-SEC selection and a first team All-American in 2017. Bushamuka finished ranked as the No. 14 player in the final ITA rankings and racked up 16 wins during the spring of 2017. Roberts also worked with SEC co-freshman of the year, Ryotaro Matsumura in 2016. Matsumura also earned ITA Ohio Valley region rookie of the year award and was named to the All-SEC second team.