Steve Arnette Robinson[1] (born October 29, 1957) is an American college basketball coach. He is an assistant men's basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Robinson served as the head men's basketball coach at the University of Tulsa from 1995 to 1997 and Florida State University from 1997 to 2002. He has been an assistant to Roy Williams for 20 years, including two stints at the University of Kansas (1988–1995 and 2002–2003), and at North Carolina since Williams' move from Kansas in 2003. Robinson has assisted the North Carolina Tar Heels to three NCAA Division Tournament titles, in 2005, 2009, and 2017. As a head coach, Robinson led his teams to the NCAA Tournament]] three times, with Tulsa and once with Florida State. In 1997, he was named WAC Mountain Division Coach of the year.

Steve Robinson
Current position
TitleAssistant head coach
TeamNorth Carolina
Biographical details
Born (1957-10-29) October 29, 1957 (age 61)
Roanoke, Virginia
Playing career
1978–1980Ferrum JC
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1986Radford (assistant)
1986–1988Cornell (assistant)
1988–1995Kansas (assistant)
1997–2002Florida State
2002–2003Kansas (assistant)
2003–presentNorth Carolina (assistant)
Head coaching record
Tournaments2–3 (NCAA Division I)
Accomplishments and honors
MVC Tournament (1996)
Radford Hall of Fame (1997)


Early life and familyEdit

Robinson grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and attended William Fleming High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical science from Radford University in 1981, followed by a master's degree in counseling in 1985. Robinson and his wife, Lisa, have four children: daughters Shauna and Kiaya and sons Tarron and Denzel. Denzel played two seasons for the Tar Heels.

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Missouri Valley Conference) (1995–1996)
1995–96 Tulsa 23–8 12–6 3rd NCAA Division I First Round
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Western Athletic Conference) (1996–1997)
1996–97 Tulsa 23–10 12–4 2nd NCAA Division I Second Round
Tulsa: 46–18 (.719) 24–10 (.706)
Florida State Seminoles (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1997–2002)
1997–98 Florida State 18–14 6–10 T–6th NCAA Division I Second Round
1998–99 Florida State 13–17 5–11 T–7th
1999–00 Florida State 12–17 6–10 T–6th
2000–01 Florida State 9–21 4–12 8th
2001–02 Florida State 12–17 4–12 T–7th
Florida State: 64–86 (.427) 25–55 (.313)
Total: 110–104 (.514)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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