Len Roberto to Step Down as Director of Fairfield University Golf, Will Remain With the Program in Advisory Role
Release: July 18, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield University Director of Men’s and Women’s Golf Len Roberto has announced that he will step down from his head coaching position. He will remain active in the program in an advisory role as the Coordinator of Golf Operations. Roberto was the head coach of the Stags’ men’s golf team dating back to the 1998-99 campaign and took the reins of the women’s team beginning in 2005-06.
“I am honored to have had 18 seasons with Fairfield golf,” Roberto said. “I look forward to assuming my new role and continuing to work with the extraordinary student-athletes that pass through our program.”
Roberto is a three-time MAAC Coach of the Year, earning the award with the men’s team in 2004, 2008 and 2013. He also mentored back-to-back individual MAAC Champions in Steve Burak and Alex Taylor, who claimed the McLeod Trophy in 2013 and 2014, respectively, to earn berths in the NCAA postseason. The Stags were just three strokes back in the race for the team title in both of those campaigns.
In addition, Roberto coached the men’s team to the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship in 2014. He also guided the men to their first-ever ECAC Championship in 2015 and won back-to-back women’s ECAC Championships in 2014 and 2015.
Roberto has served on the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Coaches Congress and the executive board of the NEIGA, including a two-year stint as the organization’s president. He has received two major honors from the NEIGA, earning the Gordon McCullough Award in 2010 and the President’s Award in 2012.
“Len Roberto has been synonymous with Fairfield golf for nearly two decades,” said Director of Athletics Gene Doris. “He has established a strong tradition of competitiveness on the course as well as excellence in the classroom, and we are grateful that he will help to continue this tradition as the Coordinator of Golf Operations.”
A search for a new head coach of the Fairfield men’s and women’s golf teams will begin immediately.