Dan Roiger has been the head coach of the St. Lawrence University women’s basketball team since 2009. He has led the Saints to the playoffs in eight of the nine seasons, the most of any Liberty League team during that stretch, and won either the regular season championship and/or the playoff championship in five of those seasons. Roiger and the Saints have compiled an overall record of 158-76 since his arrival, with a 97-41 record in the highly competitive Liberty League. The 2011-12 team is the first and so far only Liberty League team to have a perfect season, finishing 16-0 in league play.
Prior to St. Lawrence, Roiger was the head coach at Northland College in Wisconsin, where he led his team to a regular season and playoff championship in 2008-09. He coached as an assistant for five years at Carleton College in Minnesota, where he was part of the staff in Carleton’s 24-3 and 23-4 seasons where they were ranked as high as # 5 in the nation.
As a head coach, including his five years at Northland College and nine years with the Saints, Roiger has been named Coach of the Year four times. He also has coached two Players of the Year, three Defensive Players of the Year, and four Rookies of the Year. In addition, in his nine years at St. Lawrence, Roiger has coached an All-American, two All-Region players, has had 18 All-Conference players, six All-Conference Rookie Team players, and 44 players named to the Liberty League All-Academic Team as he continues to recruit outstanding student-athletes who also make a difference on the court. Two of his teams received the prestigious Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Roiger teaches Exercise Physiology within the Sports Studies and Exercise Science program and is involved in the campus community on three committees. In addition to his teaching responsibilities and admissions liaison position, he also provides individual basketball workouts for high school level athletes. Those interested can contact him through e-mail.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Roiger earned his master's degree at Madison and also earned a B.A. degree in education from Mankato State University. He resides in Canton with his wife, Shelly Roiger, who is the Saints' volleyball head coach, and their three boys, Joey, Sam, and Zadok.
Updated - 9/4/2018