Marker is located on North side of Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina Avenues
A graduate of the Atlantic City public school system himself, Elwood Roberts did everything he could to give back to future generations of the city's students. As a coach for the High School's basketball team, Roberts made sure that school spirit was high for the Vikings, and that everyone on the team had support. Tory Cavalieri, a former member of the team that Roberts coached, said that in addition to providing support and morale, Coach Elwood could also be a disciplinarian. "He made sure everybody was in class. He made sure no one was in the hallways. If he saw you in the hallways, he would make you run at practice. He let no messing around at practice happen," said the player in an Atlantic City Press interview.
Atlantic City Press, article from December 18, 1998, and obituary from August 15, 1998