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Les Robinson is an American basketball coach and currently the athletic director of The Citadel. College basketball refers to the American basketball league organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1892. ... The Citadel has several meanings: A military college in South Carolina A fortress in Quebec City A novel & film A residence for Hué Suggestion: break this article up into multiple articles This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Robinson graduated in 1965 with a bachelor's of science degree in parks and recreation and physical education from North Carolina State University. He then became an assistant coach at NC State for one year. From there, he was the head basketball coach and athletic director at Cedar Key High School in Florida for two years. In 1968 he returned to graduate school, serving as an assistant coach at Western Carolina University where he also received a master's degree in physical education and guidance counseling. 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts three or four years. ... In most educational systems, physical education (PE) is a course which promotes physical activity and various sports. ... North Carolina State University Seal North Carolina State University is an institution of higher learning located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... State nickname: Everglade State, Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Western Carolina University was founded in August 1889 as a semi-public school. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ...


After one year at Western Carolina, Robinson moved to The Citadel as an assistant coach. He served in that role for five years before taking over the program in 1974 - 1975. He coached at The Citadel for 11 seasons, winning a record 132 games. He was twice named South Carolina Coach of the Year and was a two-time Southern Conference Coach of the Year. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I-AA for football and Division I for all other sports. ...


In 1985 Robinson became East Tennessee State University's men's head basketball coach and athletic director. Under his guidance, ETSU won the 1989 and 1990 Southern Conference championships, playing in NCAA Tournament both years. In 1990 Robinson was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year and Tennessee Coach of the Year. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... East Tennessee State University is an accredited university operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents with its principal campus in Johnson City, Tennessee. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ...


In 1989, Robinson served as an assistant coach for the U.S. World Cup qualifying team in Mexico City, Mexico. He also coached the South team to a Bronze medal in the 1993 Olympic Festival in San Antonio, Texas. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Cup is the name of various high-profile international competitions in a variety of sports, particularly team sports. ... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the federal capital of, and largest city in, Mexico. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ... Downtown San Antonio as viewed from the Tower of the Americas San Antonio is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ...


North Carolina State University hired Robinson in 1990 to replace Jim Valvano as head coach. He was the 1991 District Coach of the Year as selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) after leading NC State to a 20-11 record in the first season. Robinson was the only first-year coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference history to win 20 games, post a winning regular season conference record, and win games in both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James T. Valvano (March 10, 1946 - April 28, 1993), nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball coach. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is an American college athletic conference, affiliated with the NCAAs Division I, that was founded on May 8, 1953. ...


Robinson was appointed athletic director for N. C. State in 1996. He left to become The Citadel's athletic director in 2000. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Jim Valvano
North Carolina State University
Head Basketball Coach
Succeeded by:
Herb Sendek

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