Coaching Staff

  • HC
    Steven McRoberts
  • AC
    Ronaldo Pacheco
  • AC
    Tori Mellinger
Head Coach
Steven McRoberts
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Steven McRoberts
Head Coach

Alma Mater: Harding University, 1993


• 20 years as a head coach

• 10-time conference coach of the year

• Career record of 535-198 (.730 winning percentage)

• Six seasons with 30-plus wins

• 18 seasons with 20-plus wins

• Two Conference USA regular season titles

• Conference USA Tournament Championship

• Two NCAA Tournament appearances

• Coached one All-American at Ole Miss

• Coached five All-Americans at Tulsa

• Coached the C-USA player of the year and the libero of the year in 2011 and 2012

• Coached UCA to back-to-back Southland Conference regular season titles and posted a 31-1 league mark during that stretch

• Named Southland Conference Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

• Coached the SLC player and setter of the year those three years

• Boasted the league freshman of the year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 and the libero of the year in 2009

• Coached Lubbock Christian University to seven conference championships and three region championships in eight years

• Six-time Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year

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Associate Head Coach
Ronaldo Pacheco
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Ronaldo Pacheco
Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater: Tulsa, 2012


• Boasts a wealth of coaching experience both on a national and international level

• Helped coach the Rebels to three consecutive winning seasons for first time since mid 80s

• Helped coach players to All-America, All-Region and All-SEC honors and several team and individual school records.

• Spent two seasons (2012, 2013) as an assistant at Tulsa

• Helped coach Tulsa to the C-USA regular season and tournament championships in 2012

• Helped coach Tulsa to an NCAA appearance in 2012

• Served as an assistant coach on the Brazilian women’s national team from 2004-07 and aided Brazil to a fourth-place finish at the 2004 Olympics in Athens

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Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Tori Mellinger
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Tori Mellinger
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Alma Mater: Texas A&M, 2013

• First year with team

• Spent past two seasons as assistant coach at Arkansas State

• In 2015, helped A-State to a 28-2 record, a perfect 16-0 mark in Sunbelt Conference play, a conference tournament championship and its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1999.

• In 2016, Arkansas State finished 25-8, 15-1 in SBC play, and advanced to the conference tournament championship match for the second year in a row.

• Spent the 2014 season as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater, Texas A&M. Helped Texas A&M to an overall record of 21-9 and 13-5 in the SEC along with an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

• As a player at Texas A&M, finished her career with 1,480 digs, the second most in school history and most in the rally-scoring era.

• Senior year, helped lead the team to a 25-6 record, including a 16-4 mark in SEC play and an appearance in the NCAA second round.

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