Roger Idstrom joined Casey Alexander’s staff in June 2013 as associate head coach following a two-year stint at Atlantic Sun foe Stetson.
“Roger is a tremendous leader for our players and will make a real difference in their lives while they play here at Lipscomb,” said Alexander. “ He's a tremendous coach in every way and it's a thrill for me to have a great friend on staff.”
Idstrom, who works primarily with the perimeter players on the court, shares all of the recruiting, coaching, and scouting responsibilities with the rest of the staff. He works directly with Alexander on scheduling and is the primary contact for all campus related items, including admissions and housing.
Prior to joining the staff at Stetson, Idstrom served on the Belmont staff for 11 seasons pushing to Bruins to become one of the nation’s highest performing teams in the classroom. During Idstrom’s tenure at Belmont it was common place to see Bruins listed among on the Academic All-America team.
The Bruins were also extremely successful on the court during his tenure winning four Atlantic Sun Conference championships and making four trips to the NCAA Tournament.
A 1989 graduate of Mars Hill College, Idstrom spent time on staff at his alma mater as well as at UNC Asheville, Montreat, and Wabash Valley College before going to Gardner-Webb from 1998-2000. Gardner-Webb went 25-5 in 1999-00 and made the NCAA Division II tournament for the first time in school history.
Idstrom and his wife Jennifer have twin sons, Dane and Logan.