Arkansas State University - Football



Scotty Conley
Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations

Scotty Conley enters his second season in 2019 as Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations.

His first season with the program saw the Red Wolves win eight games and make their school-record eighth consecutive bowl-game appearance, playing Nevada in the Arizona Bowl.

Conley came to A-State as the Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations after spending the 2016-17 seasons as Director of High School Relations at North Texas. He originally went to North Texas in 2009, working as the Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations until 2015. He is also a coaching veteran with over 40 years of experience at the NCAA FBS, Division II and III, junior college and high school levels.

Conley has nine years of head coaching experience, including 1996-2000 at Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College and 2004-08 at Texas A&M-Commerce. He led Trinity Valley to the 1997 national championship and was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year.

He spent time as a college assistant coach at Texas A&M (1980-81), Texas (1982-86), Kansas (1987), Tennessee (1988), Rice (1989), Arkansas (1990-92), Howard Payne (1993-96) and Navy (2001-02).

Conley played football at Texas A&M in 1966, lettering as a member of the freshman team, and went to school there from 1966-68. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1970 and his master's degree in secondary and higher education in 1973.


Dave Roberson
Director of Player Personnel

Dave Roberson enters his sixth season as the Red Wolves’ Director of Player Personnel and his third year handling recruiting coordinator responsibilities.

Roberson owns 13 years of working experience at the collegiate level, and his first five seasons at A-State saw the program claim back-to-back Sun Belt Conference championships in 2015-16 and appear in five bowl games.

The 2014 team played in the Go Daddy Bowl, while the 2015 squad posted a 9-4 overall record and collected the league title with an unblemished 8-0 mark on its way to the New Orleans Bowl.

The following season in 2016, the Red Wolves overcame an 0-4 start to finish with an 8-5 record that included a 31-13 win over UCF in the Cure Bowl. In 2017, Roberson and the Red Wolves won at least seven games for the fourth consecutive year and played Middle Tennessee in the Camellia Bowl.  Most recently, A-State won eight games in 2018 and played Nevada in the Arizona Bowl.

Prior to A-State, Roberson spent the 2012-13 seasons as an assistant coach at Savannah State.  He operated as the Tigers’ outside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinated his last season. Roberson helped tutor linebacker Marquis Smith in 2013, when he was named All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after leading the team in tackles (124) while also posting two fumble recoveries, a sack and an interception.

Roberson went to Savannah State from Penn State, where he served as the offensive quality control coach in 2011 to 2012. He served under Penn State head coaches Joe Paterno and Bill O’Brien during his time at Penn State.

Roberson was part of a successful Southern Miss football program, led by head coach Larry Fedora, during the 2010 season when he worked as a defensive assistant under defensive line coach Deke Adams.

Roberson spent the 2009 campaign at Notre Dame College of Ohio, where he was the special teams and linebackers coach as well as the recruiting coordinator. He assisted head coach Adam Howard successfully start an NCAA Division-II program and was directly responsible for overseeing the 2010 Signing Day class of 55 players.

While working as the co-special teams coordinator at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., during the 2008 season, Roberson’s special teams units finished the year among the leaders in several statistical categories in the Northeast Ten Conference.

Prior to his time at Stonehill, Roberson served as the Assistant Director of Football Operations and linebackers coach at Norwich University in 2006 and 2007.

Roberson was a four-year letterman at Wilmington College, where he played Linebacker and received his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2003. Roberson is currently working on his Master of Science in Educational Leadership at Penn State University.