My name is Rob Mestas and I am entering my 4th year as the Head Boys Basketball Coach.  As a 1995 graduate and current Physical Education Teacher at  Roosevelt High School, I have an intrinsic motivation and passion to build upon the excellent repuation and foundation of our fine school.  Our coaching staff has worked hard in order to create an atmosphere and culture of accountability and commitment.  We understand the importance of instilling fundamentals and teamwork in our players as early as possible.  In order for us to reach as many of our community youth as possible, we provide basketball training and team opportunities for boys, starting as early as 7 years old.  Our "Lil Teddies" In-House and Traveling Program currently has organized and structured practices (and competitive tournament play) for youth players who are in 3rd - 6th grade.  If you are interested in having your grade school son participate, please contact me with any questions.

Assistant Coaches
Elijah Hannah, Sr. (Roosevelt, C/O 1995): 612.382.1417
Jason Daisy
Donnie Groce (Roosevelt, C/O 1997)
Dwayne Morris (Roosevelt, C/O 1998)
Kelvin Hill
Wesley Bacchus, Sr.



  • Wife: Kelly Mestas (Roosevelt High School Graduate - C/O 1994)
  • Children: Deshon (15), Robert Jr. (13), Malik (11), Kamryn (9), Amari (4)
  • Miami University - B.S. Physical Education (2000)
  • St. Mary's University  - M.A. Educational Leadership (Spring 2016)



             Coaching Philosophy:

As a head basketball coach, I believe it is my responsibility to ensure that each of my players graduate high school and are in a position to attend post secondary education, regardless of their basketball ability.  I believe that the necessary ingredients to build and continue a successful program are teamwork, sportsmanship, personal accountability, intensity, commitment, and competitiveness.  If I am able to instill these characteristics in my student athletes, I truly believe that they will be in a position to lead healthy and meaningful lives as well as be positive contributors to their communities as adults.