Brenda Frese waited little time filling the vacancy on her coaching staff created by David Adkins's departure to the NBA, as the school announced the hire of Shay Robinson on Tuesday. Robinson arrives in College Park after spending one season as an assistant at the University of Kansas.
Before to his stint as a Jayhawks assistant, Robinson coached at the Air Force Academy from 2011-2013 and was the head instructor at the EDGE Training Facility, a high level basketball training center in Orlando, FL. While at EDGE, Robinson worked with NBA veteran (and father of Terps sophomore guard Lexie Brown) Dee Brown. The EDGE facility works with all levels from beginners to NBA level talent.
Robinson grew up in Greensboro, N.C. and began his coaching career at Viera High School as an assistant for the boy’s team from 2006-2009. He moved on to Brevard Community College as an assistant for the men’s team in 2009-2010. He returned to Viera High as girls' head basketball coach and led them to a 22-3 record and a district championship.
Following graduation from James B. Dudley High School, Robinson enlisted in the Air Force in 1996. Robinson served eight-plus years on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His positions included an F-16 Weapons Load Crew Member and a Special Operations Senior Command Post Controller. He was also named Air Force Special Operations Command, Command Post Controller of the Year in 2002-03, prior to his honorable discharge in 2004.
Robinson earned a Bachelor’s degree in sports and fitness with a specialization in coaching theory from the University of Central Florida in 2007. He also holds a Master’s of Science in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern University.