Alma Mater: Tiffin
Ray Robinson enters his ninth year with the track and field team as the throws coach and as the strength and conditioning coordinator in 2019-20.
Robinson has coached 30 1st team All-Americans in the throwing events, including 3 Individual National Champions and 4 Individual Runner-up finishes. Sixty-five Dragon throwers have earned a berth to the NCAA championship meet under his tutelage. All twelve Tiffin throwing records have been broken during his tenure. Additionally, he has coached 10 GLIAC Champions and two GMAC Champions. Robinson was named the USTFCCCA DII Indoor National Assistant Coach of the Year in both 2017 and 2019.
Robinson has worked extensively with John Godina, four-time world champion, Olympic medalist, and holder of the NCAA championship shot put record. Robinson had the privilege of coaching 3 time NCAA DII National Champion Coy Blair at the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials as well as at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Robinson also coached Adriane Blewitt, the Division II national shot put recorder holder, at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
Robinson previously held the TU school record in the discus throw and is also on the top-ten performance list in the hammer throw and weight throw. Placing three years in the discus at the conference meet helped Robinson earn All-GLIAC student/athlete designation each of those years. He was also selected to the GLIAC All-Academic team four times. He earned Academic All-American honors twice.
Robinson is a Tiffin University graduate with a degree in Human Resources. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration also from Tiffin University with a concentration in Human Resources. Ray is married to Kristen (Ameling) Robinson, a former All-American shot putter for the Dragons. Ray, his wife, and daughters, McKenzie Jo and Jordy Rae, reside in Tiffin.