The 2011-12 season will be associate head coach Deb Roof's ninth season at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi. The 16-year veteran of the collegiate ranks will also begin her sixth season as head coach Robert Robinson's Associate Head Coach.
During the 2009-10 season, the Islanders clinched the most wins in school history with a 24-11 record. After falling in the Southland Conference title game to Lamar University, the team was selected for the inaugural Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI), reaching the semifinals.
Four out of the past five seasons, the Islanders have reached the Southland Conference Tournament and each campaign and has won at least one game in the tournament in three out of four appearances.
During the 2004-05 season, Roof and the Islanders made an appearance at the Women’s National Invitation Meet (NIT) with a 23-7 record, winning in the first round against Fresno State 56-53.
Under Robinson, Roof serves as the recruiting coordinator and is also in charge of scheduling, scouting and equipment off the court. On the court, she's responsible for coaching the backcourt players.
Roof arrived on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus after spending the 10 previous seasons in Ohio as an assistant at Cleveland State University. The Islander assistant spent the last six of those campaigns as the CSU recruiting coordinator and served as the top assistant under head coach Duffy Burns. While at CSU, Roof worked with former Islander head coach Jodi Kest for a year and as an assistant coach under Burns during the 1992-93 season.
Not only did Roof coach at Cleveland State, she was a highly decorated player for the Vikings from 1987-91. She ended her career ranked in the top 10 in assists and was twice named the recipient of the Viking Award recognizing dedication and leadership.
Roof graduated from Cleveland State in 1992 with a degree in physical education and health.