DURHAM, N.C. – Duke College ladies’s basketball has added Justin Roach because the Affiliate Director of Sports activities Efficiency efficient instantly. Roach will oversee all facets of bodily wellness for the Blue Satan ladies’s basketball program.
Roach arrives in Durham after spending the final six years at Rice the place he was the Director of Basketball Efficiency for ladies’s basketball. Throughout his time with the Owls, Roach was part of the most effective stretch in Rice ladies’s basketball historical past. The Owls collected 5 straight 20-win seasons, together with two NCAA Match appearances, one Convention USA Championship and a WNIT Championship.
At Rice, Roach oversaw all facets of every athlete’s particular person progress, together with restoration, diet, and the distinctive coaching fashion to match with the squad’s up-tempo fashion of play.
Rice collected a 72-16 general report and 44-4 mark in Convention USA motion during the last three seasons. In 2018-19, the Owls received a faculty single-season report 28 video games with an look within the NCAA Match and the college’s first Convention USA Match title.
Previous to his time at Rice, Roach spent three seasons on the College of Maryland with the basketball efficiency workers. At Maryland he studied underneath Director of Basketball Efficiency Kyle Tarp and Assistant Director of Basketball Efficiency Katie Fowler, the place he aided within the transformation of quite a few athletes, together with two top-five draft picks. Roach was part of back-to-back NCAA Closing 4 appearances and a Massive Ten Championship.
He has labored with six WNBA Draft choices over his profession – Alyssa Thomas (Maryland), Bri Jones (Maryland), Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Maryland), Brene Moseley (Maryland), Lexie Brown (Maryland) and Erica Ogwumike (Rice).
A local to the state of Maryland, Roach earned his M.S. from McDaniel Faculty, is a Fascial Stretch Therapist, and a licensed power and conditioning coach by means of the NSCA.