Robinson steps down, SOSU looks for new basketball coach

After 20 years at the helm, Tony Robinson is stepping down as head basketball coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Robinson announced his resignation today.

Robinson, a 1976 graduate of Southeastern, returned to his alma mater in 1991 after serving as a head coach at the high school level in Oklahoma for 11 years.

During his career at Southeastern, Robinson-led teams captured a pair of Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference championships in 1996 and 1997, and earned three trips to national post-season tournaments, twice to the NAIA tournament and once to the NCAA tournament.

His 1997 squad posted a 27-4 record and finished with a No. 5 national ranking, just slightly edging out the 2006-07 team that finished 27-5 with a No. 9 ranking.

Robinson’s career record at Southeastern was 260-294.

“We deeply appreciate the many contributions that coach Robinson has made to the University and to its student-athletes over the past 20 years,” said Southeastern Director of Athletics Keith Baxter. “His place in Savage Storm basketball history is secure, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors. I anticipate that we will move forward quickly as we begin the process of hiring a new coach.”

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