Don Roberts, American ice hockey coach, Died at 83


Donald “Don” Roberts was born on May 27, 1933, and died on July 24, 2016.

He was an American college men’s ice hockey coach.

Roberts was the head hockey coach at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, from 1964 to 1997.

When he retired in 1996, he was the winningest hockey coach in NCAA Division III history.

Don Roberts received the John MacInnes Award from the American Hockey Coaches Association in 1993 and the Hobey Baker Legends of College Hockey Award in 2009.

And since 2010, Roberts ranks 15th all-time among college men’s ice hockey coaches with 532 wins.

He resided with his wife, Nancy Roberts, in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Together they had four grown children, two of whom played football for Gustavus.

Don Roberts passed away at 83 years old.