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 ending 21 years at FSU. A former Seminole track athlete, Roberts was head cross country and assistant track and field coach in 1970. He replaced Mike Long as track head coach in 1978. Robert’s 1980 team finished third at the Outdoor NCAA championships. He coached four National Champions and 36 athletes who won 74 All-American awards. His squads never lost a Metro crown. Roberts also helped guide the FSU cross country team to eight top 20 finishes and five top 10 showings. He is a member of the State of Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame and was a six-time Metro Coach of the Year.