Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson, a teacher, coach and administrator with the Avon Lake Schools, made a tremendous contribution to the athletic program at Avon Lake High School. He began his coaching career in Northwest Ohio but found success at Avon Lake High School where he coached boys basketball from 1953 to 1961 compiling a fine record of 78 and 51, which included two Lorain County Conference Championships. The 1960-61 team had a record of 16-3 and helped him get inducted to the Lorain County Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1985.The 1959-60 team set a record for the most points scored, and the largest margin of victory with a 107-43 win over rival Avon.

In addition to his accomplishments with the basketball program, “Robby” also was an assistant coach in football and track. He served time as Recreation Director for the City of Avon Lake.

As an administrator he continued his support of the athletic program and was instrumental in developing the long range plan for the athletic complex. He demonstrated tremendous foresight by purchasing the 22 acres that the athletic fields, fieldhouse and tennis courts are on today. As a result we are able to enjoy one of the finest athletic facilities in the Lorain-Cuyahoga County area and our fieldhouse is the envy of area coaches.

When he came to Avon Lake in 1953, there were two coaches and four senior high school athletic teams; during his tenure that grew to nine boys varsity teams and seven girls varsity teams along with 28 coaches. He can also be given much of the credit for the development of the athletic program and facility that we enjoy today in the junior high school level.

A graduate of Fairmont College in West Virginia in 1950.

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