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Roberts Hired as Bluefield Head Cross Country Coach

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BLUEFIELD, Va. -

Bluefield College Athletic Director Peter Dryer announced the hiring of Bluefield College alum Travis Roberts as head cross country coach. Roberts returns to Bluefield with extensive leadership experience and will lead the Rams as their new head cross country coach.

"In Coach Roberts we have someone who loves the Lord, loves Bluefield College, and is serious about building an elite cross country program here at BC," said Athletic Director Peter Dryer.

During his time as a scholastic athlete at Tazewell high School, Roberts was a member of the school's inaugural cross country team and ran under Coach Tom Keene.

Despite being a self-proclaimed average runner through the tutelage of Keene and hard work, Roberts was able to develop his mile time below five minutes and his 5k time below 17 minutes. 

"Cross Country is similar to the race of life we are all running spiritually," said Roberts. "It takes discipline, personal integrity and commitment to reach the prize and I am looking forward to bringing my running experience and leadership experience to the team at my Alma matter."

Roberts is the owner of Techpacity, a multimedia business that provides corporate video production, public relation services, web design and other media related services.

Roberts served fulltime at Destiny Outreach ministries for six and a half years as executive pastor under Pastor Steve Branch where he gave oversight to the ministry teams within the church.

Roberts earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Bluefield College in 2001. He resides in Tazewell, Va., with his wife, Rebekah Roberts and their two children, Carter (7) and Albany (2).