Louisiana Tech is not only signing a lot of Texas athletes, they just signed one of our best coaches! Though he’s most recently been coaching at the University of Miami, Calvin Robinson has a long resume of success in Texas, too.
I got to know Calvin during his tenure at Sam Houston State and was immensely impressed with him as a coach and as a person. While I wish he was back in Texas, I’m glad he is working a lot closer now, and am certain that he is going to be a huge asset to the La Tech program.
Robinson joins Louisiana Tech after spending a little over four years as an associate head coach at Miami where he guided a high jumper to the 2012 London Olympics.
“I am very excited to be a part of Louisiana Tech track and field Family, I cannot thank Coach Stanley and Bruce Van De Velde enough for this opportunity,” said Robinson. “Louisiana Tech is a program with great history and tradition and I look forward to adding a few pages to that during my time here.”
Prior to his time at Miami (Fla.), Robinson spent four years as an assistant coach at UTEP where he sent a women’s long jumper and men’s high jumper to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, was named the 2008 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mountain Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year and coached the 2008 national champion in the men’s high jump.
Robinson was also an assistant coach at Sam Houston State from 2000-04 where he coached the school’s first All-American in track and field.
In all, Robinson brings a resume that boasts 20 All-Americans and 52 various all-conference honors .
He is a 2000 graduate of Sam Houston State with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in kinesiology and earned his Master’s of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State in 2004.