Craig Robinson (basketball coach)

College coach infobox

Name = Craig Robinson
Sport = Basketball
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Birthplace = Chicago, Illinois
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College = Oregon State
Title = Head coach
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Player = *
Years = 1979–1983
Team = Princeton
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Coach = *
CoachYears = 1988–1990
CoachTeams = IIT (asst.)
Chicago Laboratory Schools
Northwestern (asst.)
Oregon State
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Craig Robinson (born April 21, 1962) is the head men's basketball coach at Oregon State University, and the older brother of Michelle Obama, the wife of United States Senator Barack Obama.cite news|last=Tucker|first=Eric|date=2007-03-01|| url=| accessdate=2008-04-08|title=Family ties: Brown coach, Barack Obama] He is married with two children. He introduced his sister before her speech on the first night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. [ [ Pelosi, Michelle Obama to kick off Dem Convention] ]

Playing career

Robinson, who stands 6' 6", was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year at Princeton University, and graduated in 1983 with an BA in Sociology. He is the fourth highest scorer in school history. He earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1992. [ Profile from] ]

Robinson was drafted in the fourth round of the 1983 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, but never played in the league. He played professionally for the Manchester Giants, and returned to the U.S. in 1988 to become an assistant coach at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Business career

He gave up basketball for the decade, going into banking. He worked in the early 1990s as a bond trader at Continental Bank, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and Loop Capital Markets.cite web |url= |title="Bond Trader Tapped To Coach Oregon State Basketball" |accessdate=2008-06-04 |last=Carney |first=John |date=2008-06-03 |work=Dealbreaker |publisher=Dead Horse Media]

Coaching career

Robinson returned to coaching in 1999. An assistant for six years at Northwestern University, he became a head coach at Brown University in 2006, where he ran a variation of the "Princeton offense" which he learned from Pete Carril during his years at Princeton University. He was named the Ivy League men's basketball "Coach of the Year" for the 2006-2007 season by

On April 7, 2008, Robinson was hired as the Oregon State Beavers' head basketball coach.cite web|url=|title=Craig Robinson Era Begins at Oregon State||date=April 7, 2008|accessdate=2008-04-07]

On June 10, 2008, it was announced that Jesse Agel, Robinson's assistant of two years, would be taking over Robinson's former position as head basketball coach at Brown University.

Head coaching record

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conference=Ivy League
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season = 2006–2007
name = Brown
overall = 11-18
conference = 6-8
confstanding = 5th
postseason =
CBB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
season = 2007–2008
name = Brown
overall = 19-10
conference = 11-3
confstanding = 2nd
postseason =
CBB Yearly Record Subtotal
name = Brown
overall = 30-28
confrecord = 17-11
CBB Yearly Record End


General References

* Pete Thamel, [ "Coach With a Link to Obama Has Hope for Brown’s Future"] , "NY Times", February 16, 2007
* Andy Katz, [ "Brown coach Robinson coaching brother-in-law Obama, too"] , ESPN, September 13, 2007
* Interview with Robinson on the University of Chicago radio show "Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein" [ here]
* Craig Robinson named Ivy League Men's Basketball Coach of the Year by Basketball-U []
* interview talks about his relationship with Obama []

External links

* [ Brown University biography]

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