Louis Robinson Jr.
Aug. 30, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Missouri Gymnastics program and head coach Rob Drass have announced the hiring of Louis Robinson Jr. as the program's new Assistant Coach. Robinson will coach the Tigers on vault and also assist on the uneven bars, in addition to serving as the team's recruiting coordinator. Robinson will bring a wealth of experience to Mizzou as he was the owner of Midwest Gymnastics and has served as an assistant coach at both Florida and Michigan.
"We are really excited to bring Louis in," head coach Rob Drass said. "Louis will bring in valuable experience as he has previously coached in the SEC and in the Big Ten Conference, and his experience has contributed to several trips to the National Championships. We are very excited to have Louis join us in the competitive arena and in practice and we are looking forward to the upcoming season."
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Robinson was a member of the school's 1982-83 national champion cheerleading squad. In 2001, Robinson returned to his alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach for the gymnastics program, coaching primarily on the uneven bars. Robinson previously served as the owner and head coach of Midwest Gymnastics, located in Dublin, Ohio. Alongside his wife, Carol, Robinson has coached over 70 national qualifiers, six national champions, five Junior Olympic national team members and had 14 of his gymnasts receive NCAA Division I scholarships.
Robinson is familiar to the Southeastern Conference as he worked as an assistant coach with the Florida Gators during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. While at Florida, Robinson helped coach the team to two NCAA Championship appearances and an NCAA Super Six appearance. With the Michigan Wolverines, Robinson also helped the team reach Nationals in 2007. At the meet, two Wolverine gymnasts were named All-Americans as well.
"I am very excited to join the staff at the University of Missouri," Robinson said. "During my interview process I was very impressed with the academic and athletic support that was shown for all sports at the university. To be joining the staff as we embark on the new opportunity presented by joining the SEC, by far the strongest gymnastics conference in the nation, makes it even more exciting. Every meet will be challenging and will help our student-athletes become stronger competitors as we strive to beat some of the best teams in the nation week after week."
Robinson and his wife have two sons, Jordan and Cory.
Keep checking in to MUTigers.com for all the latest information on Mizzou Gymnastics. Fans can also follow along with the team on Facebook and Twitter (@TigerGymnastics).
Gymnastics Closes Regular Season Friday Against...
The Mizzou gymnastics team closes out the regular season on Friday, March 13 when the team hosts ...
Season Best Floor Score Paces No. 24 Mizzou...
The No. 24 Mizzou gymnastics team tallied its highest floor score in three years as the Tigers...
Gymnastics Comes to Mizzou Arena Friday for...
For the first time in program history gymnastics comes to Mizzou Arena on Friday, March 6 when...
No. 23 Mizzou Posts 195.275 in Close Loss to No...
The No. 23 Mizzou gymnastics team posted its sixth team score this season of 195.000 or higher...
No. 23 Tigers Head to No. 17 Arkansas for Final...
Mizzou travels to Fayetteville, Ark. to face No. 17 Arkansas on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. The...
Mizzou Gymnastics Ranked No. 23 Nationally
The Mizzou gymnastics team is ranked No. 23 in the latest GymInfo Rankings released on Monday,...
Shauna Miller Ties Tiger Vault Record as Team...
Freshman Shauna Miller tied Mizzou's vault record with a 9.975 to lead the Mizzou gymnastics team...
Mizzou Hosts No. 8 Auburn Friday Night
Mizzou returns home to the Hearnes Center to host No. 8 Auburn on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:45 p.m. CT...
Official StoreOfficial Online
AUCTIONSOfficial Mobile APP