Shay Robinson Added to Air Force Women's Basketball Staff
May 16, 2011
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force women's basketball head coach Andrea Williams has announced the hiring of Shay Robinson as the Falcons' new assistant coach. Robinson brings a broad range of experiences to the Academy, including eight years of active duty service in the Air Force.
"We are thrilled to have Coach Robinson join our staff," said Williams. "He will be a tremendous asset to our program and the direction we are going. He brings on-court coaching and development skills that our team is eager to have access to."
"His former Air Force military experience just adds a great dimension that our women can tap into for their own future careers as officers in the Air Force," continued Williams. "We welcome Shay and his wife, a former Air Force servicewoman, to our family."
Since 2006, Robinson has been the assistant director and head instructor at EDGE Training Facility in Orlando, known as the premier training facility in the state of Florida. In conjunction with former Boston Celtic Dee Brown, Robinson managed daily basketball operations while performing individual and team skill development sessions, camps and clinics. His vast clientele ranged from beginning players to elite high school, college and professional athletes in the NBA and European Leagues.
Robinson has also been active as a coach in the past several years, most recently working with the girls' basketball team at Viera High School during the 2010-11 season, helping the squad win its first-ever district championship while posting a 22-3 overall record. Robinson also served as an assistant coach with the boys' varsity program at Viera High School from 2006-09.
During the 2009-10 season, Robinson served as an assistant men's basketball coach at Brevard Community College. There, he was in charge of guard and post player development, while assisting with offensive and defensive philosophies. Other responsibilities included recruiting, team film sessions, scouting, academic monitoring and mentorship of student athletes.
A native of Greensboro, N.C., Robinson graduated from James B. Dudley High School before enlisting in the Air Force in 1996. He served more than eight years on active duty as a Weapons Load Crew member on F-16s, as well as Senior Command Post Controller. While enlisted, he deployed on numerous tours of duty, including three tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
During his military career, Robinson received various medals and was awarded the distinguished John Levitow Award in 2002. He was also named Air Force Special Operations Command, Command Post Controller of the Year in 2002-03, before his honorable discharge in 2004.
In August 2007, Robinson earned a bachelor of science degree in sports and fitness with a specialization in coaching theory from the University of Central Florida. He also holds a master of science in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern University (2010).