Tanya Roberts joins the Wellesley soccer program for her first season as Assistant Coach in 2017.
Roberts comes to Wellesley after spending the past five years as Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at the University of Rhode Island. At URI, Roberts facilitated team building and leadership programs and coordinated travel and recruiting for the Division I program, helping the Rams to qualify for the Atlantic 10 tournament in 2014 and 2016.
Prior to arriving at URI, Roberts was the Associate Head Soccer Coach at the Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif., helping to lead the squad to the California Pacific Conference Championship in 2009 and 2012, as well as regional and NAIA playoff appearances. Her coaching experience includes stints at Las Lomas High School, St. Mary's College of California and the University of Nevada, in addition to numerous camps and clinics across the country. She holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma.
An NSCAA All-Region third team selection in 2006, Roberts helped guide the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) to three-straight NCAA tournament appearances (2004-2006), while earning Mount West All-Conference accolades and guiding the Rebels to conference tournament titles as a junior and senior in 2005 and 2006. Roberts graduated from UNLV with a degree in Physical Education and later received her Masters of Education from Holy Names.