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MM 4.9: Maryland women’s basketball’s Shay Robinson leaves program for role at Ole Miss

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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After it won a share of the Big Ten regular season title and the Big Ten tournament this past season, Maryland women’s basketball will be without one of its leaders in 2020-21.

Assistant coach Shay Robinson is departing from the program after accepting the same role with Ole Miss, the Rebel program announced Wednesday.

“Huge congrats for [Robinson] as he continues on to his next journey at Ole’ Miss,” Maryland head coach Brenda Frese said in a tweet Wednesday. “It’s been one incredible ride with so many nets that we have been able to cut down together. Our family will miss you. #foreveraterp.”

Robinson, who has been a member of Frese’s staff since the 2014-15 season, helped lead the Terps to five Big Ten regular season titles, four conference tournament titles and a 179-27 overall record.

He’s also been essential on the Terps’ recruiting trail, helping sign the No. 1 class in 2016, No. 4 class in 2017 and No. 3 class in 2019.

The former Maryland assistant coach now joins a Rebel team that finished with a 7-23 overall record and an 0-16 conference record in 2019-20 and head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin, who is entering her third season with Ole Miss.

“[Robinson] has experienced incredible success in the Big Ten during his time at Maryland, and has been an integral part of their program in his six years there,” McPhee-McCuin said in a release. “I believe he will be a home run hire for our program and a significant piece of our foundation.”

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