At the time of his induction, Tom Roberts had won more high school baseball games than any other high school coach in the state of Michigan. Born and raised in Midland, Roberts became the varsity baseball coach at H. H. Dow High School when the school opened in 1969. He has compiled a record of 737 wins and 197 losses. (.789 winning percentage), while coaching teams to 11 league championships, seven district championships, three regional championships, and two state finals.
Roberts was elected to the Michigan Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame in 1995. He was Class “A” State Coach-of-the-Year in 1987 and went on to become the National Regional Coach-of-the-Year that year. He has earned district, regional and league coach-of-the-year honors 17 times. Roberts is a charter member and the past president of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Roberts coached football at Dow High for 20 years and was the defensive coordinator for the 1976 State Championship team. He was the school’s first soccer coach, compiling a record of 34-6 over two years. He coached golf for eight years, winning three Saginaw Valley League titles and qualifying for state play once. He was been Saginaw Valley coach-of-the-year three times, and regional coach once. Robert’s current golf record is 86-20.