Watch: Heather Seely Roberts makes history as first woman to lead a 6A boys basketball program in Oregon

By Jan Sonnenmair and Eli Sonnenmair | Photo by Leon Neuschwander

Lincoln’s Heather Seely Roberts is the first female head coach of a big-school boys basketball program in Oregon. She acknowledges there’s some extra pressure that comes with that.

“I want to go in and I want to do a good job,” she said. “I don’t want to have our team fall flat on its face and then (people) go, ‘Oh, look — a woman can’t do it!'”

In her first game with Lincoln, Seely Roberts led the Cardinals to a decisive 75-52 win over Century. In fact, she’s won each of her first four games — by an average of more than 33 points — to give Lincoln its first 4-0 start since 2017. The Cardinals finished 2-15 last season.

Learn more about Seely Roberts in the video below and watch as she prepares to embark on her historic first season in the PIL.

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