Kevin Robinson helped the Rose-Hulman women's golf team shatter its school record book during his fourth season at the helm in 2013.
Robinson, who also serves as assistant women's basketball coach, helped the Fightin' Engineers completely rewrite their record book during a 2013 season that featured a second-place finish at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championships.
Some of the marks set in 2013 included:* Low team 18-hole score (324)* Low team 36-hole score (657)* Low individual 18-hole score (Peem Chanrotchanaphan at 76)* Low individual 36-hole score (Peem Chantrotchanaphan at 157)* Best Conference Championship finish in school history (2nd place)* Lowest individual single-season stroke average (Peem Chanrotchanaphan at 82.00)* Three of the five lowest individual single-season stroke averages in program history (Chanrotchanaphan at 82; Erin Scully at 84.83; Hayley Vonder Haar at 85.92)
The season included three of the top four single-round scores in Rose-Hulman history, along with 10 of the top 17 single-round performances.
In addition, Chanrotchanaphan earned the second conference Freshman of the Year award in Rose-Hulman history, and Robinson has recruited four of the six all-conference performers in the history of Fightin' Engineer women's golf.
On the women's basketball side, Robinson helped the Fightin' Engineers earn their first postseason tournament win in program history with a victory over Manchester in the 2012 HCAC Tournament. The team has qualified for the HCAC Tournament during all three of Robinson's years as assistant coach, including a 2013 squad that had the third-best record in school history.
Robinson's coaching career contains significant accomplishments in both golf and basketball. Over five seasons as a basketball coach at Bluffton High School in South Carolina, he led the junior varsity squad to a 59-27 record. During his tenure at Bluffton, eight former players earned all-region honors, one player was named all-state and nine players went on to collegiate basketball careers.
Robinson's golf career has included work as a senior assistant golf professional at some of the nation's top courses. His career stops have included Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston, South Carolina, ranked 38th nationally by Golfweek magazine in its list of America's best classical golf courses; Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, Michigan, ranked 41st by Golfweek magazine in its listing of America's best modern golf courses; The Bay Club at Mattapoisett in Massachusetts; Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; and most recently, The Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia.
His playing career includes winning the 2002 Yeamans Hall Club Pro-Member crown, the 2002 Charleston Open Qualifier and the 2004 Lost Dunes Invitational. Other top finishes included a third place at the 2005 Hilton Head PGA Championship, seventh place at the 2005 Hilton Head Open, 11th at the Indiana PGA Monticello Open in 2013, 15th at the 2006 New England PGA Assistants Championship, a 34th place at the 2006 New England PGA Championship. His lowest competitive round was a score of 68 at the 2006 New England Open.
A PGA of America member, Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Western Carolina University and served on the PGA of America's President's Council on Growing the Game in 2007 and 2010. He is also a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association of America and the Women's Golf Coach's Association.
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