Aggie Athletics Coaching Staff
Maria Roth
Assistant Athletic Director

Maria Roth enters her 12th year as a member of the NMSU athletic staff and her seventh year as Senior Women Administrator. Roth, a native of Scarborough, Ontario, has been associated with NMSU Athletics for 16 years, first as a student-athlete, then as an assistant coach and now as an administrator.


Roth was recently named to the NCAA Division I softball committee. She was instrumental in bringing the 2007 and 2008 WAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament to Las Cruces. As the tournament director, Roth oversaw all aspects of the tournament, which brought thousands of visitors to Las Cruces and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the University and the community.


Other duties for Roth include overseeing eight of the Aggies’ 16 sports.


After relinquishing her duties as assistant volleyball coach in July of 2002, Roth replaced Karen Fey who retired from the University after 29 years as Senior Women Administrator.


Before assuming an administrative role, Roth was an assistant coach for the Aggie volleyball team for five seasons. In that time she helped lead the Aggies to a Western Division Sun Belt Championship in 2001.


While playing for the Aggies, she became one of the University’s most decorated players.


Roth ranks among the all-time leaders in five categories at New Mexico State. She was only the second player in NMSU history to record 1,000 kills and digs in her career.


Roth was named to the All-Big West Conference Team in 1994 and 1995 and was selected to the AVCA First Team All-Region in 1995.


Not only did Roth get the job done on the court, but also in the classroom. She earned Academic All-Big West Conference honors as a junior and senior and was also nominated for GTE Academic All-America honors in 1995. Also in 1995, Roth was named the NMSU/Big West Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Position: Assistant Athletic Director
Other Position: Asst. Athletic Director/SWA
Phone: (505) 646-4048
Email: maroth@nmsu.edu

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