The University of Maryland women’s basketball program has found a replacement for David Atkins who left after a five-year stint to join the Washington Wizards coaching staff.
Maryland head women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese on Tuesday announced the hiring of assistant coach Shay Robinson.
The North Carolina native comes to Maryland after serving a one-year stint at Kansas. Prior to his season with the Jayhawks, Robinson worked at Air Force and worked as the head instructor at one of the most elite basketball performance centers in the country, the Orlando-based EDGE Training Facility.
“We’re really excited about this hire and what Shay Robinson brings to our program,” said Frese. “It’s always great when you get new ideas and new energy. He’s a dynamic guy that can help us in a lot of different ways. We also love that we’re adding his wife Tonya to our team. With their passion and values, they’re going to fit right in here at Maryland.”
Robinson served for five years as the assistant director and head instructor at EDGE Training Facility, known as the premier training facility in the state of Florida. In conjunction with former Boston Celtic guard 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.
“I am extremely excited and looking forward to the opportunity to work for Coach Frese and with the rest of the staff,” said Robinson. “I am eager to get started and to have an impact on the program as well as continuing to grow. I have always had respect for Maryland Basketball and am thankful for the chance to contribute to its continued success and future legacy. It’s an honor to join this program and my wife and I are elated to be a part of the Maryland family…GO TERPS!”