is a former American basketball
coach and former athletic director of North Carolina State
and The Citadel
Robinson graduated in 1965 with a bachelor's of science
degree in parks and recreation and physical education
from North Carolina State University
. He then became an assistant coach at N.C. State for one year. From there, he was the head basketball coach and athletic director at Cedar Key High School
for two years. In 1968 he returned to graduate school, serving as an assistant coach at Western Carolina University
where he also received a master's degree
in physical education and guidance counseling.
After one year at Western Carolina, Robinson moved to The Citadel as an assistant coach. He served in that role for five years before taking over the program in 1974 - 1975. He coached at The Citadel for 11 seasons. Although he only managed a .500-or-better record five times, his 132 wins are the most in school history. He was twice named South Carolina
Coach of the Year and was a two-time Southern Conference
Coach of the Year.
In 1985 Robinson became East Tennessee State University
's men's head basketball coach and athletic director. Under his guidance, ETSU won the 1989 and 1990 Southern Conference championships, playing in NCAA Tournament
both years. In 1990 Robinson was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year and Tennessee Coach of the Year.
In 1989, Robinson served as an assistant coach for the U.S. World Championship qualifying team in Mexico......