Lance Roark has been an integral part of Cornerstone's basketball success
for 19 years - three as a player and 16 as the junior varsity or assistant
coach. As a player, Roark is still considered one of the best point
guards to put on a Golden Eagles uniform. During his senior year, he
established a single season record when he dished out 243 assists - a record
that still stands to this day. To go along with his 7 APG, Roark also averaged
15 PPG and 7 RPG, which earned him First Team All-Conference honors. He was
equally successful in the classroom, maintaining a 3.3 GPA and was named to the
WHAC All-Academic Team that same year.
After graduating from Cornerstone in 1994, he received his master's degree
in educational leadership at Grand Valley State University in 2001. He
currently teaches language arts and physical education classes at Sparta High
School in Sparta, Mich. He has served in the Sparta district as the
varsity basketball coach, junior varsity soccer coach, and assistant baseball
coach at various times since 1995.
Roark's responsibilities include recruiting, working with Cornerstone's
perimeter players and alumni relations.
He is married to Jodi Hillaker Roark (CU '96) and has two daughters:
Alexandra (11) and Avery (7).