David Quinn “Robby” Robinson was named VCU’s associate athletic director of external affairs on November 1, 2011 following a two-year stint as the Rams Associate AD for Corporate Sales and Broadcasting.
Robinson manages all corporate sponsorship sales within the athletic department, including signage within the basketball arena, radio advertising packages, game day program ads and internet sales. He also oversees the Rams video production and radio broadcasting departments.
Since coming to VCU in September of 2008, the yearly corporate partnership dollars have increased almost 100%. Last year, their corporate sponsorships reached a record-high of $1.3 million, including the largest corporate partnership in history, a four million dollar agreement with HDL, Inc.
Robinson is the lead contact with Siegel Center naming rights holder Verizon Wireless as well as other major partners including the Virginia Lottery, Wells Fargo, The VCU Medical Center, HDL, Inc. and over 100 other local, regional and national brands.
In addition to his sales and administrative duties, Robinson also handles the play by play duties of VCU Men’s Basketball, supervising and conducting all radio operations, including pregame and postgame shows. He also works in concert with VCU radio partner 107.3 WBBT. He was part of the broadcast team that called the Rams thrilling 2011 Final Four run and record-breaking 29 win season in 2012.
Prior to his tenure with the Rams, Robinson spent eight years as the basketball and football play-by-play voice of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Robinson also served as the general sales manager for Kirkman Broadcasting. During his tenure, Robinson won four Advertising ADDY awards for commercial production, as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award for a radio feature on Marc Buoniconti.
From 1999-2000, Robinson was an account executive and associate director of broadcasting for the Sun Devil Sports Network in Tempe, Ariz.
Robinson graduated from the University of Virginia in 1997, where he majored in history with a minor in religion. Robinson was also a four-year member of the Cavaliers’ baseball team and played on the school’s first ACC Tournament Championship team in 1996.
Originally of Atlanta, Ga., Robinson married the former Chara Quinnelly and the couple resides in the near West End with their son Riley, born in 2007 and their daughter Lucy, born in the summer of 2010 in Richmond.