My name is Rob Mestas and I am the new basketball coach @ Roosevelt High School. I am a graduate of Roosevelt High School and I went on and played college basketball at Miami of Ohio. For more information, please send e-mail to


·         Husband (Spouse – Kelly Root, who is also a Roosevelt Graduate – Class of 1994) & Father of 5 kids (Deshon 13, Robert Jr. 11, Malik 9, Kamryn 7 and Amari 2)

·         Currently in my last year of Graduate School (St.Mary’s University) where I am pursuing an M.A. in Educational Leadership.

·         Attended Miami University on an Athletic Scholarship and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education.  I am currently in the top ten leaders (in school history) in 3 categories.  I am the 2nd all time leaders in Assists and in the top 10 categories in both steals and games played. All Conference 2 times and the Mid – American Conference Defensive Player of the year in 2000. Played in 3 post season tournaments (2 NCAA, which included a Sweet 16 appearance in 1999 and 1 NIT). Won 2 Conference Championships as the starting point guard in my 4 year career.

·         1995 Graduate of Roosevelt High School where I was the 1995 Minnesota Mr. Basketball recipient.


                                                                           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.



Assistant Coaches
Donnie Groce
Elijah Hannah
Eric Minea
Michael Walker