robinson: It is a privilege to coach and help motivate our incredible scholar-athletes
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech men’s soccer head coach Robin Chan has announced the promotion of Nick Robinson to the position of Associate Head Coach.
“I am so happy for Nick; he is fully deserving of the promotion to Associate Head Coach,” said Chan.
“Nick is a passionate, hard-working, and talented coach. He gave everything for the jersey here as a player, and now he is doing that as a coach. Above all else, Nick is a top person, and I feel blessed to have him as a friend and a colleague”.
Robinson has been a vital staff member as an assistant coach in his first two seasons with the Panthers.
In Robinson’s time, the Panthers have accumulated a 15-9-8 record, including an undefeated regular season in 2022, the first Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship in program history, a No. 1 seeding heading into the NCAA Tournament, and a Sweet 16 appearance.
Robinson saw five All-SSC selections, including Defensive Player of the Year in goalkeeper Luis Tovar Romero, Sr., five USC, and eight D2CCA All-South Region selections, and two First Team All-Americans during his two years with the Crimson & Grey.
“I am extremely appreciative to both Jamie Joss and Robin Chan for the trust instilled in me to continue to help guide this program,” said Robinson.
“It is a privilege to coach, mentor, and help motivate our incredible scholar-athletes to strive for excellence both on the field, in the classroom, and among our community.
“I am extremely proud of everything we accomplished throughout the 2022 season, and it was an experience I will always cherish. As a unit, we now know what it takes to replicate the level of performance displayed this fall and ensure we take the right steps to continue taking the program to new heights and beyond.”
A former star for the Panther men’s soccer team from 2009-2011 and graduate assistant coach from 2012-2014, Robinson returned to Florida Tech after spending four seasons as assistant coach of the Eastern Florida State College men’s soccer team from 2016-2020.
Eastern Florida State experienced much success during Robinson’s tenure as an assistant coach, as he helped guide the Titans men’s soccer program to an overall record of 55-14-7.
Robinson and Titans head coach Oliver Twelvetrees was named the United Soccer Coaches Association Junior College Division I South Region Staff of the Year in 2019 after leading the Titans to a program-record 16 victories during the 2019 season, including a trip to the 2019 NJCAA National Championship Game.
EFSC also made an NJCAA Final Four appearance in 2018.
The Titans won three straight Region 8 (Florida) Championships, appeared in four straight District/Regional Final Championship games since the 2016 season, and finished top 10 in the end-of-season NJCAA national rankings in all four seasons.
Additionally, EFSC had its first National Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the 2019 season to go along with four NJCAA All-Americans.
Robinson also currently serves as the head coach for the 6A Viera High School boys’ varsity soccer team, where he has held the position since 2015 and accumulated an overall record of 112-26-12. Most recently, Viera captured the program’s second regional championship in 2021-22, was crowned district champions, and made their way to a state runner-up finish.
In 2020-21, Robinson led Viera to the program’s first regional championship and was crowned district champions for the first time in 10 years on their way to a state final-four appearance.
In 2019, Robinson also guided his U19 Space Coast United Soccer Club to a Florida Youth Soccer Association State Championship, finishing as the top-ranked team in the state.
Robinson, a native of Victoria, Australia, had a stellar career for Florida Tech during his three seasons on the roster.
He was named to the NSCAA All-South Region team in his senior season in 2011 and garnered SSC All-Conference team honors for two of his three seasons as a Panther.
He started 42 of 45 games during his Florida Tech career and finished with 14 goals, seven assists, and six game-winning goals. Robinson led the team with 12 points on five goals and two assists, including three game-winners during his senior season.
After graduating from undergrad, he became a graduate assistant coach for the Panthers from 2012-2014, working alongside Chan while completing his master’s degree. Florida Tech posted a 15-14-4 record during his two seasons on the sidelines.
Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 2012 from Florida Tech and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Tech in 2013.
Robinson and his wife, Skylar, reside in Melbourne, Florida, with their two children, Mason and Harper.
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