Jerome Robinson enters his third season with the Lobos in 2019-20. Robinson joined head coach Paul Weir’s staff after serving as an assistant coach for three seasons at St. Bonaventure.
In 2017-18, Robinson helped the Lobos finish third in the Mountain West regular season after being predicted to finish ninth overall at the start of the season. The Lobos earned a Mountain West Tournament bye and reached the conference title game for the first time since 2014.
In 2018-19, Robinson helped lead the Lobos to the Mountain West Quarterfinals in a season that saw UNM upset then-undefeated No. 5/6 Nevada in Dreamstyle Arena – The Pit on January 5, where the Lobos defeated the Wolf Pack by 27 points (85-58). The thrilling contest ended in a fan court storm on Bob King Court.
The Lobos also journeyed to Robinson’s alma matter, Bradley University, in 2018-19 where he helped lead the squad to an 85-75 victory over the Braves after being formally inducted to the prestigious Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame during the road trip. The Braves went on to reach the NCAA Tournament that season with a 20-14 record.
In his two seasons, Robinson helped guide senior Antino Jackson to All-Mountain West Defensive Team in the 2017-18 season, and senior Anthony Mathis to All-Mountain West Third Team in 2018-19. Mathis also broke the Lobo record for 3-pointers in a single season (106), fifth in Mountain West history.
Robinson joins the Lobos from St. Bonaventure in New York where he was an assistant coach for the Bonnies from 2014-17. Robinson helped the Bonnies capture a share of its first Atlantic 10 regular-season title and a school-record 14 A-10 wins.
Prior to St Bonaventure, Robinson worked at Eastern Michigan for three seasons (2011-14) under head coach Rob Murphy. He was the director of player development and video coordinator in the 2013-14 season and was also the life skills coordinator in his first two seasons with the Eagles.
During his time with the Eagles, the team reached the second round of the College Insider Tournament (CIT) and record 22 wins, marking the most by an EMU team since 1996-97 and fourth most in school history. That year, the Eagles led all Division I teams in defensive field goal percentage.
The Toronto native was a standout player in high school, college and professionally. The 6-foot-4 guard was chosen as one of the top five players in Ontario as a high school senior at Westwood Secondary School.
He played at Bradley University and was a First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection as a senior after averaging 17 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He was also named the MVC Defensive Player of the Year that same season. Robinson was a two-year captain for the Braves and graduated in 2001 with a degree in elementary education.
Robinson went on to play professionally in France, Belgium and Austria. He earned all-league honors and was named the All-Austrian Bundesliga Defensive Player of the Year twice in his career. He also was a member of the Canadian National Team for three years and was selected to represent Canada in the World University Games in 1999.
Robinson currently resides in Albuquerque with his wife, Beth, and their three children Anaiyah, Lyris and Corin.