Mo Roberson is entering his 14th year on the California Baptist University athletic staff.
For the past 11 years, Roberson has served as the director of athletic facilities and in October 2008, he was promoted to the assistant director of athletics. Roberson oversees transportation, strength and conditioning, the athletic trainers as well as the maintenance and daily operations of the Van Dyne Gym, the Lancer Outdoor Athletics Complex, the Bob and Dorothy Pentz Tennis Complex, the soccer complex and the Fitness Center.
Roberson is also active in the Pacific West Conference, serving on the event management committee.
He has also overseen several facility improvement projects, including
the addition of lights at the John C. Funk Softball Stadium and the
Lancer Aquatic Center, brand new team rooms for men's and women's soccer
and men's and women's volleyball, a complete remodel of the Van Dyne
Gym locker rooms as well as the baseball and softball locker rooms and
the addition of a new scoreboard at the Lancer Aquatic Center.
Also, in the summer of 2012, Roberson played a key role in the development and
implementation of the Lancers' new ticketing system for athletic
events, and he oversaw the construction of new athletic offices
for baseball, men's and women's volleyball and the Lancers'
In 2005, he facilitated the renovation of the Van Dyne Gym, which included new paint, bleachers and the implementation of courtside phone and internet lines as well as a new floor. In 2007, he played a key role in the renovation of the multi-million dollar Lancer Outdoor Athletics Complex, which includes the John C. Funk Softball Stadium and James W. Totman Baseball Stadium and is rapidly earning a reputation as one of the finest baseball/softball complexes in the nation.
Roberson has coordinated all NAIA, GSAC and other postseason competitions hosted by CBU, which include the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 NAIA Region II Softball Championships, the 2006 and 2007 NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournaments as well as NAIA National Championship Opening Round Tournament for women's soccer in 2008-09-10, baseball in 2010-11 and men's soccer in 2010.
Since his arrival at California Baptist University in 1999, Roberson has been involved in nearly every operational aspect of Lancer athletics, serving as an assistant coach, equipment manager, ticket manager, camp scheduler, assistant to the athletic director, game management coordinator and bus driver.
Roberson began his CBU tenure as an assistant to mentor and former head baseball coach Paul Kumamoto for two seasons (1999, 2000). During those two seasons, the Lancers went 50-46, finishing third in the GSAC in 2000 and qualifying for the NAIA Region II Playoffs.
In 2001, Roberson was placed in charge of the Van Dyne Gym as well as game management. There, he created and implemented the current game management staffing system, which is widely regarded as one of the best game management operations in the GSAC.
Roberson was named CBU Employee of the Year in 2004. In 2005, he was given the responsibility for all of the athletic facilities and athletic events, and in 2008, Roberson served as an adjunct professor of kinesiology at CBU.
Roberson has been an active member with several collegiate organizations, including the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA), College Athletic Business Manager Association (CABMA), Minorities Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), Black Coaches Association (BCA) and Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). He also serves as president of the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame.
A Riverside native, Roberson earned his bachelor’s in education from CBU in 2005 and then a master’s in sports management from CBU in 2007.
Roberson and his wife, Rosalie, who is a 1992 graduate of CBC, have two children, Sierra Lynn Rose (8) and Matthew Paul (7). The Robersons reside in Riverside and have been active members of Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church for the past 20 years.