Sources: Roberts new Jacobs basketball coach

Jimmy Roberts, who coached Round Lake’s boys basketball team for the past three seasons, has accepted the boys head coaching position at Jacobs, sources confirmed Tuesday.

Jacobs athletic director Dan Vosnos said Monday an offer had been made, but said he could not reveal who the person was. Texts to Vosnos and Roberts on Tuesday night were not immediately returned.

Roberts played at Lake Zurich and was the Northwest Herald 1996 Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He played college basketball at NCAA Division II Northern Michigan.

There still were details being worked out Monday with Roberts’ hiring, so he was not included on that night’s District 300 school board meeting agenda. His hiring can become official at the board’s next meeting May 13.

Roberts’ Round Lake teams were 19-63 the past three years.

Roberts is fourth on Lake Zurich’s career scoring list with 1,168 points. He replaces Jim Hinkle, who was at Jacobs for 17 seasons of his 49-year career. Hinkle’s career record was 543-537, which includes several years at Elgin Community College.

Hinkle said he thought the Golden Eagles would be strong with the returning players and younger ones coming up in the program. Roberts will teach social studies.