BMPA is proud to feature the Circle of Excellence Bowles Ford Distinguished Alumni award winner, Shane Roberts. This award is named after Bowles Ford, the first minority student athlete to graduate from Bexley City Schools.
Shane has worked tirelessly to support and advocate for students both in the classroom and on the field. He has been an Educational Aide at Bexley Middle School for many years and is currently the Bexley Middle School Football Coach and a High School Track Coach.
Shane decided to go into coaching after coaching youth in various Saturday morning rec leagues. When he was in college, he was a coach of a Junior High track squad and decided it was something he really enjoyed. This led him to work with the Bexley track and field team as an assistant.
Shane also coached football at Whitehall and understands how sports help with community pride. He decided he was going to give back to the community and help kids who were walking the same hallways and streets that he did growing up in Bexley. Being blessed to walk through Smith stadium as a player and now as a coach provides him a sense of great pride.
Growing up with great models in the form of wonderful parents, outstanding teachers and competitive coaches have helped him become an excellent community leader.