Dedicated, family oriented, ambitious, and disciplined are just a few words to describe Lady Bleu Devils head coach Norbert Rome.

Coach Norbert Rome returned to his alma mater in the 2007-2008 season entering his 1st year as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach for the Dillard University Lady Bleu Devils.  In fall of 2012, Coach Rome will enter his fifth year coaching at Dillard University.

During his tenure with Dillard, Coach Rome has assisted tremendously in the rebuilding process of the athletics department to help it achieve its original success prior to Hurricane Katrina.  Rome serves as the Bleu Devils' scheduling and recruiting coordinator and is in charge of the development of the post players and offensive strategy.  While serving in this position he has helped bring in an all-American and two all-conference players.

Coach Rome volunteers his time with the Kenner Angels AAU organization.  While on staff, the teams have had two state championships.  The teams placed as high as fifth in the AAU National Tournament.

Rome played basketball at Warren Easton High School.  His ability to understand the game helped him lead his high school team to the quarterfinals in the state playoffs in 1995.  He was the instrumental leader on a team that graduated several collegiate players.  The team posted the best record in school's history.

Following high school he went to play at Mary Holmes Junior College where he was known on the team as a top three-point shooting threat.  Rome earned an Associate degree in Liberal Arts from Mary Holmes Junior College and graduated from Dillard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2001.

Coach Rome recently assisted in coaching Angels Basketball, an 11th grade AAU team, to a National Championship in 2012.

Coach Rome is married to his wife, Cyla C. Rome.

In February 2013, they were blessed with the birth of their first child, Nathan Paul Rome. In September 2014, they we were blessed with their second son, Noah Paul Rome.

2016-17 Women's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Women's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
00Chelsea VerrettFRG5-8New Orleans, La.University Laboratory
1Shantrell LumarSRPG5-5Baton Rouge, La.Broadmoor Senior High
3Shaelynn MooreSOG5-6Houston, TexasAtascocita High
4Alexia McDonaldJRF5-9Petal, Miss.East Central Community College
11Adriiana JacksonSOPG5-2Houston, TexasHouston Baptist University
15Adriana Williams-SwimSOG5-7Vallejo, Calif.Diablo Valley College
21Kia SmithFRG5-5Lithonia, Ga.Redan High
22Teira NickersonSOF6-0Terrytown, La.West Jefferson High
23Daizha NorrisFRG5-9Houston, TexasGeorge Bush High
31Lauren TaylorFRG5-9Rosharon, TexasManvel High
32Alyssa WashingtonSOG5-8Austin, TexasPflugerville High
35Makeedah CollinsFRF6-0Houston, TexasAndy DeKaney High
40Tracey MwenesiSOF/C6-2Bungoma, KenyaTexas College
45Keona FavisSRF6-0Shreveport, La.Southwood High
Norbert Rome Image
Head Coach
4th season
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Assistant Coach
6th season
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1st season
Record: 19-9 Home: 11-3 Away: 8-4 Neutral: 0-2 GCAC: 9-3