July 17, 2013

Robinson Set for PA Hall Induction

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall men's basketball coach Glenn Robinson will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (PSHF) on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 51st class consists of 12 members whose athletic achievements have brought lasting fame and recognition to the State of Pennsylvania.  

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Robinson is already enshrined in the Delaware County Chapter and Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the PSHF. Last year he was inducted into the West Chester University Sturzebecker Hall of Fame and in 2004 he earned a spot in the West Chester University Athletic Hall of Fame

The accolades are well deserved as Robinson has put together a remarkable career at the helm in Lancaster.  The 43-year veteran has compiled an 853-312 record and is currently fourth on the active NCAA Coaches Victory list, trailing Herb Magee, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim with Jim Phelan, Eddie Sutton, Lefty Driesell and Lute Olson in the rearview. Only nine coaches have won 850 or more contests in the history of the NCAA.  

Robinson has brought the Diplomats to the NCAA's Division III dance 23 times, most recently leading his squad to the 2012 Elite Eight. F&M has advanced to the round of 16 on 16 occasions and the round of eight in 10 postseasons.

The 2009 National Semifinals marked the team's fifth appearance in the final weekend on Robinson's watch. His guidance of the young edition of Diplomats landed him D3Hoops.com Coach of the Year honors.

Robinson guided the Diplomats to the Division III Final Four in 1979, 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2009 and was named the Basketball Times Division III "Coach of the Year" in 1991. He has earned NABC Coach of the Year honors 12 times and was awarded conference coach of the year on 13 occasions, including this past season.

The Diplomats have won eight Centennial Conference (CC) championships and 18 conference titles overall, including 10 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships, under Robinson's guidance. 

Part of his success is the student-athletes that have played under Robinson. Sixty-seven All-Conference selections, 25 All-America recognitions and nine conference player of the year honors have been awarded during Robinson's tenure.

In 2011, Robinson received one of the highest honors a coach could receive when CollegeInsider.com renamed its Division III Coach of the Year Award after him. The Glenn Robinson Award is given annually to the top Division III coach. That same year, the hardwood where he has spent countless hours was named in his honor. 

A 1967 graduate of West Chester University, Robinson became the all-time wins leader in Division III history by recording his 667th victory on February 14, 2004 with a Mayser Center win over Muhlenberg. 

Robinson grew up in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, and played high school basketball at nearby Lansdowne-Aldan High before attending West Chester. At WCU, he was a standout collegiate baseball and basketball player before graduating in 1967 and earning a masters degree a year later.

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