Roberta Santos became assistant coach of Scorpion volleyball program in 2009.
She came to UTB/TSC after receiving her bachelor's degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla., in July 2008. She received her master's degree from UTB/TSC in December 2010.
During her volleyball career at Florida Gulf Coast, Santos was twice named first-team All-Atlantic and earned multiple awards during her collegiate career. She also helped lead FGCU to two conference titles, and set a school-record for assists with 1,475 in two seasons and also posted the third most aces in school history with 99.
A native of Brazil, Santos has six years of playing experience in her native country. She played at Hutchinson Community College (Kansas) in 2004 as a freshman and immediately made an impact, earning second-team All-American. She was also named first-team All-Region and first-team All-Conference during the 2004 season.
In addition to her NCAA Division I volleyball playing experience, Santos also has coaching experience including coaching volleyball camps for junior high school and high school players throughout the United States.
Santos' responsibilities at UTB/TSC include assisting head coach Todd Lowery in game and practice management, preparing travel arrangements, assisting in the recruiting process and performing other responsibilities and duties related to coaching. She is also primarily responsible for instructing the setters and offense of the Scorpion team.
In February 2010, Santos was one of 30 recipients to the American Volleyball Coaches Association "Thirty Under 30" award, which recognizes up-and-coming coaches who are under 30 years old.