After being stuck in the Inter-City conference for years, a couple of years ago Roosevelt broke out and got itself to the Chicago Big Shoulders conference. Some thought they would be one and done and set back to the Inter-City. But that has not happened. Roosevelt has found a way to compete and play.
Much of the credit to the Roosevelt success story has to be attributed to coaches like Germaine Padilla (Weber class of 1995-left) and Angel Lopez(right, also a Weber grad). Lopez is back to the Chicago area after living in Wisconsinland. Their coaching ability will be seriously tested next year as Roosevelt will graduate a lot of senior playmakers from last fall's team that finished 3rd in the Big Shoulders with a 5-2 overall conference. Furthermore, behemoth Whitney Young may be in the Big Shoulders next year.