Robinson Announces Resignation
Candy Robinson has resigned as head coach at
Texas Southern and will become director of baseball operations.
Robinson has recorded 228 wins in 19 seasons with
the Tigers. This year’s squad won its second Southwestern
Athletic Conference title and advanced to the Baton Rouge
Texas Southern also won the SWAC championship in
2004 and defeated defending national champion Rice in the
school’s first regional contest.
Robinson has twice been named SWAC Coach of the
Year and his teams have made 12 conference tournament
appearances, including nine consecutive.
Robinson had several accomplished players,
including 2005 SWAC Pitcher of the Year Brandon Strickland, 2007
SWAC Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American Kyle Smith.
An outstanding pitcher at Grambling State,
Robinson was an All-American in 1965. He was drafted and signed
by the Boston Red Sox and played several years of pro baseball.
Robinson’s new duties will include fund-raising
and player development.
Click here for list of 2008 Division I head coaching changes.