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Rick has been coaching/playing softball for 40 years. For many years Rick pitched and coached in a fastpitch league in Los Angeles. 18 years ago, Rick moved to Ellsworth from LA. He began coaching a 16U summer league in 1998. That same year he began as a volunteer coach at Ellsworth High School for Varsity Softball. In 1998, he started doing pitching clinics in Ellsworth, and that has led to doing clinics for the entire down east area including traveling weekly to the Machias area. Rick became the Varsity Softball Coach for Ellsworth High School 10 years ago, but has resigned his post so that he can work with kids from all over the state of Maine. Rick is currently teaching pitching for several Maine schools as well as working with hitters and fielders. During his coaching career, he has had the pleasure of watching many of his athletes continue their softball careers at the college level from Division 1 to Division 3. Ricks students are as young as 8 years old, and some are still pitching in college.
In 2018 Coach Roberts joined the Husson University Softball Coaching Staff as the Pitching Coach.
Rick has been an instructor at Sluggers doing one on one lessons and pitching clinics since 2016.