Southeastern Louisiana introduced Ron Roberts as its new head football coach on Monday.

Roberts had been the head coach at Delta State the past five seasons, guiding the Statesmen to a 47-16 record and four Division II playoff appearances, including a championship game appearance in 2010.

A former linebacker at UT Martin, Roberts served as defensive coordinator at Delta State, Texas State and Tusculum.

Roberts replaces Mike Lucas, who was fired after a 3-8 record this season and a 19-40 mark in his six seasons. The Lions play in the Southland Conference.