University of Alabama gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth announced on Tuesday that Ryan Roberts has joined the Crimson Tide staff as an assistant coach.

Roberts comes to Alabama following five years with the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Frisco, Texas, where he coached members of the United States, Russian and Ecuadorian national teams. He also coached a trio of USA international Elite gymnasts, three Junior Olympic national champions and numerous gymnasts who earned college scholarships.

A former U.S. Junior Olympic National All-Around Champion, a U.S. National Championships all-around bronze medalist and a three-year member of the U.S. Junior National Team, Roberts helped lead the United States to a win in the 1996 USA vs. Canada meet. He competed for two years at the University of New Mexico and finished his collegiate career as a two-time NCAA championships qualifier at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.