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.
A huge shoutout to @CoachSRobinson for his hard work, dedication and passion over the last six years!— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) April 8, 2020
Thank you for everything and for always working to make us better. Good luck in your journey at Ole Miss! #TerpFam pic.twitter.com/Al8TZ9VE7p
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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The Terps are currently pursuing another big man.
Maryland has reached out to Colgate grad transfer Rapolas Ivanauskas, the 6'10 forward told @BSnow247.— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) April 8, 2020
Ivanauskas, who entered the portal April 5, averaged 13.1 PPG, 7.6 RPG and 2.1 APG last season. He had 15.9 PPG and shot 43.4 percent from deep (43-for-99) in 2018-19.
Maryland hopes to secure a commitment from Harvard grad transfer Bryce Aiken today, though he is reportedly leaning towards Seton Hall, per Adam Zagoria.
Maryland men’s basketball is in the mix for Harvard transfer Bryce Aiken, and his decision is reportedly coming tomorrow afternoon.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) April 8, 2020
Aiken is the top available transfer prospect that could fill Anthony Cowan’s role at point guard. https://t.co/PsazdZ76uD
Maryland makes the final six for DeMatha Catholic linebacker Greg Penn III.
Maryland football makes the final 6 for DeMatha Catholic four-star LB Greg Penn III.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) April 8, 2020
Penn is ranked as the No. 8 inside LB, No. 11 player in Maryland and No. 194 prospect overall in 2021, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The Terps are up against 5 teams from the SEC. https://t.co/0wsZOOR0KV
Mark Turgeon took a look back at the 2019-20 season.
Moments that we will never forget! Loved sharing it with Terp Nation!— Mark Turgeon (@CoachTurgeon) April 8, 2020
Don’t forget about Aaron Wiggins a.k.a Wiggs a.k.a 2020 Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year.
Please allow me to reintroduce myself. @TerrapinHoops x @Aaron_Wiggins_ pic.twitter.com/9QBGqUIuzz— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) April 8, 2020
#UNLOCKED Episode 7 is available now.
Hard work is not easy!— Michael Locksley (@CoachLocks) April 8, 2020
Go to work with Terps in the latest episode of #UNLOCKED
Also be sure to check out the latest episode of Inside the Shell.
Watch how the Terps found out the NCAA Tournament was cancelled and their reaction to the season ending on the latest #UnderTheShell. ❤️— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) April 9, 2020
▶️ https://t.co/keM6dFPtSi#UnitedPursuit pic.twitter.com/QfaPI9JLUq
Maryland women’s lacrosse was feeling nostalgic.
Since we’d be playing Princeton tonight..— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) April 8, 2020
Who remembers Taylor Hensh’s game-winner with 46 seconds left the last time we played at Princeton?
Maryland baseball’s freshman class is receiving some recognition.
On the come up— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) April 8, 2020
This year’s freshman class is going to make noise!#DirtyTerps pic.twitter.com/DUDrFoCDZj