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Roberson glad to be back home with Wildcats

by Tony Burns | August 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.

Greg Roberson was the latest addition to El Dorado’s varsity football coaching staff. But the cornerbacks’ coach didn’t have far to travel.

Roberson moved up from the freshman team, where he worked with the secondary last year. An El Dorado native, being at home, feels at home.

“It’s just nothing like it. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to come home and get back out there and get a chance to coach these guys in the way I feel like I was coached,” Roberson said. “I have a lot of energy, a lot of passion for the city. It feels good to be able to share with them that, hey, I’ve been here before as well. I think it also helps the dynamic for my position group and for the team as a whole, being able to share my experience as an El Dorado native and a former El Dorado Wildcat. To be able to come back and do it again as a coach, not only do I appreciate that, I think the guys appreciate it as well.”

The Arkansas State University alum graduated from El Dorado in 2010. He played fullback for Coach Scott Reed on the Wildcats’ team that ended the school’s 50-year state championship drought.

“He is a great coach. He builds great relationships with his players,” said El Dorado head coach Steven Jones. “Greg is everything that you’re looking for in an assistant. He is a hard worker. He’s dedicated and he loves El Dorado.”

Before playing fullback as a senior, Roberson played in the secondary for the Wildcats.

“I’m very, very excited being able to move up to varsity and coach the corners because I really love the position,” he said. “I just hope I bring everything that Coach Jones wants to use for that position. Hopefully we can get it done this year and get back to Little Rock.”

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