10/18/2013 Magazine Staff

Robinson Set for Pa. Hall of Fame Induction

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Franklin & Marshall men’s basketball coach Glenn Robinson, the all-time wins leader in NCAA Division III, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (PSHF) Oct. 19 in Harrisburg. Robinson is one of 12 members of this year’s class of inductees whose athletic achievements have brought lasting fame and recognition to Pennsylvania.

A 43-year veteran head coach, Robinson has compiled a 853-312 record and is currently fourth on the victory list among active coaches at all levels of the NCAA. He has led the Diplomats to the NCAA Tournament 23 times, including 16 trips to the Sweet 16 and 10 appearances in the Elite Eight. He guided the Diplomats to the Final Four in 1979, 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2009.

Robinson has earned Coach of the Year honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches 12 times, and was awarded conference coach of the year on 13 occasions. He was named the Basketball Times Division III Coach of the Year in 1991 after leading F&M to a 28-3 record and a trip to the national championship game. He earned national Coach of the Year honors from D3Hoops.com after taking a young team to the Final Four in 2009.

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 in Mayser Gymnasium was named in his honor.

The Diplomats have garnered 67 All-Conference selections, 25 All-America recognitions and nine conference Player of the Year honors during Robinson’s tenure.

Robinson was previously enshrined in the Delaware County Chapter and Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the PSHF. In 2004, he earned a spot in the West Chester University Athletic Hall of Fame.


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