Greg Dunham

I’ve thought long and hard about how I wanted to share my experience with Roberto. In all honesty there’s nothing I can say that will pay enough tribute to him. In my own development as a coach, a teacher, and a human being, I rate Roberto as being one of the most inspirational figures in my journey. I have never before seen a coach who has more ability to connect with his players and get the most out of each and every one of them. The growth I witnessed in each and every one of my players over the years that I was with them was monumental and I know Roberto played a huge role in that. He has individual expectations of each and every person based on what they are able to give and he will push them to achieve that, myself included. Sharing the field with him almost every day of the week, he helped me to realize as a young coach that the team was not about me but was about the kids and their development. He helped me to realize that winning is not important, but merely a consequence of playing the game the right way and by allowing the players a platform to express themselves – something that I think is lost on a select group of Richmond coaches today. I also had the privilege to see some of the behind-the-scenes work he does and never before have I ever seen such attention to detail – the way in which he cares for and connects with his players is incredible. I consider Roberto to be a fantastic influence on my family, my players, and me. He is an inspiration to me and he is a dear friend