CollegeInsider.com's Top 25 Mid-Major Women's Basketball Assistants
RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Associate Head Coach Tarrell Robinson has been recognized as one of the nation's top 25 Mid-Major women's basketball assistants, according to CollegeInsider.com.
In his third year at VCU, Robinson, who was elevated to his current post last May, assumed the role of recruiting coordinator after just his first season with the Rams. During that time, the Black & Gold signed consecutive classes that have ranked among the best in the Colonial Athletic Association, while making back-to-back postseason appearances, including a run to the third round of the WNIT in 2010.
Robinson helped land guard Andrea Barbour, a one-time McDonalds High School All-American Semifinalist and 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie selection at Virginia Tech, while also signing four players ranked among the top-30 at their position in the country. This year's freshmen class includes perhaps the Rams' most heavily recruited high school player during Head Coach Beth Cunningham's tenure in 6-3 center Aprill McRae, graded as the 22nd-ranked post player in the nation according to ESPN.
Prior to joining the women's basketball program at VCU, Robinson spent five years as an assistant at North Carolina A&T with his final season as the associate head coach under head coach Patricia Cage-Bibbs. From 2007-2009, he helped guide the Aggies to a 51-15 record, back-to-back regular season MEAC championships, their first MEAC Tournament title since 1994, and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, where N.C. A&T drew a 14-seed, the highest-ever for a MEAC women's team at the time. Robinson was instrumental in the Aggies being one of the most high-powered offensive teams in the country ranking 13th and seventh, respectively, in scoring offense. The Aggies were also proficient on the defensive side, ranking second and fifth nationally in steals per game during their championship runs.
Robinson was also responsible for recruiting during his time at N.C. A&T. He helped sign the most highly touted recruit in the program's history in Jaleesa Sams, who was ranked as high as No. 31 nationally by Scouts.com, and secured Ta'Wuana Cook, who became the first N.C. A&T player to receive MEAC Rookie of the Year honors. Robinson also helped lure transfer Brittanie Taylor-James to the Aggies, who garnered league MVP honors as a senior. During Robinson's tenure, N.C. A&T had 13 all-conference selections.
The Fayetteville, N.C., native began his coaching career during the 2001-02 season when he held the graduate assistant post for the N.C. A&T men's basketball team under head coach Curtis Hunter. There, he assisted with individual skill development, served as the film exchange coordinator and helped organize the summer basketball camp. The following year, Robinson began his first stint with the Aggies' women's basketball program when he was named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
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February 29, 2012 VCU DROPS REGULAR SEASON FINALE AT DREXEL, 73-63
February 27, 2012 McRAE EARNS SECOND CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONOR
February 26, 2012 VCU SUFFERS 69-59 SETBACK AGAINST GEORGE MASON IN HOME FINALE
February 23, 2012 HURT, VCU USE STRONG SECOND HALF IN 73-61 WIN AT GEORGIA STATE
February 20, 2012 CARTER EARNS SECOND CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONOR
February 16, 2012 HURT SETS VCU’S REBOUNDING RECORD IN 66-63 LOSS AGAINST WILLIAM & MARY
February 12, 2012 JAMES MADISON ESCAPES WITH A 65-64 WIN AT VCU
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February 6, 2012 VCU ATHLETICS SET TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL NGWSD CELEBRATION
February 5, 2012 VCU FALLS AT #12/13 DELAWARE 68-49
February 2, 2012 VCU DEFEATS TOWSON ON THE ROAD, 66-59
January 29, 2012 VCU GETS BACK ON TRACK WITH 75-70 WIN AGAINST GEORGIA STATE
January 26, 2012 HURT SETS VCU’S ALL-TIME SCORING RECORD IN LOSS TO DREXEL
January 22, 2012 VCU SUFFERS 71-58 SETBACK AT GEORGE MASON
January 19, 2012 UNCW EDGES VCU 57-56, HANDS RAMS JUST THIRD LOSS IN LAST 11 GAMES
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January 15, 2012 VCU FENDS OFF LATE WILLIAM & MARY RALLY IN 83-80 ROAD WIN
January 8, 2012 BARBOUR, HURT KEY RAMS TO 65-53 WIN OVER UNC WILMINGTON
January 5, 2012 VCU RESUMES CAA PLAY WITH 64-43 SETBACK AT JAMES MADISON
December 29, 2011 VCU FALLS AT #12/10 MIAMI, 91-61
December 28, 2011 VCU DEFEATS MORGAN STATE, 73-52, IN OPENER OF MIAMI HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
December 21, 2011 VCU ROLLS PAST NORFOLK STATE, 79-59
December 19, 2011 HURT, CARTER EARN CAA WEEKLY AWARDS
December 18, 2011 HURT SCORES GAME-HIGH 30, LEADS VCU TO 74-66 WIN OVER COPPIN STATE
December 14, 2011 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? - SUSIE DEE
December 12, 2011 HURT NAMED CAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK BY LEAGUE, COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS
December 7, 2011 VCU REMAINS UNBEATEN ON ROAD WITH 62-49 WIN AT EAST CAROLINA
December 5, 2011 McRAE EARNS CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONOR
December 4, 2011 VCU OPENS CAA PLAY WITH 67-60 VICTORY AGAINST NORTHEASTERN
December 2, 2011 HURT NAMED TO NAISMITH WOMEN’S EARLY-SEASON WATCH LIST
December 1, 2011 RICHMOND ESCAPES WITH 78-77 WIN OVER VCU
November 29, 2011 FORMER RAM D’ANDRA MOSS OFF TO HOT START IN EUROCUP SEASON
November 27, 2011 VCU CRUISES TO 69-52 VICTORY AT WINTHROP
November 24, 2011 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL INKS FOUR RECRUITS DURING EARLY SIGNING PERIOD
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November 19, 2011 HURT NETS SCHOOL RECORD 40 POINTS IN 78-70 WIN AT UMKC
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