Position: Associate Head Coach
Jeff Robbins is entering his tenth season as an assistant coach on Eddie Radwanski’s staff. Robbins also serves as recruiting coordinator and is responsible for coaching field players as well as set pieces, and team tactics.
Robbins is responsible for the nationally ranked recruiting classes Clemson continues to bring in, including nine newcomers in 2017 from eight different states. He was key in signing the thirteen special seniors from 2016, who joined the squad in 2013 and have played a critical role in turning the program over their four years, totaling 47 wins and being recognized as one of the most decorated classes in Clemson history.
The 2016 squad claimed the program’s first ACC Regular Season title since 2000, as well as the first NCAA Sweet 16 berth since 2006. Four field players earned All-ACC recognition in 2016 including Sam Stabb who was named to the All-ACC Second Team. Emily Byorth led the team in the classroom earning her second consecutive Academic All-American honor, and was one of six field players to earn Academic All-ACC honors.
Prior to his time at Clemson, Robbins was the first assistant at UNC Greensboro from 2008-2010 and was a volunteer assistant in 2007, during which time the Spartans won four consecutive Southern Conference regular season titles, advanced to the NCAA Tournament two times and achieved a national ranking as high as 10th (in the 2010 final regular season poll). During his time with the Spartan program, Robbins maintained many responsibilities, including the organization of team travel, office management, monitoring academic progress, recruiting and player evaluation, scouting, team training, coaching and game planning.
Prior to his time at UNC Greensboro, Robbins spent eight years as the Executive Director & Director of Coaching for the Women’s Spokane Shadow Youth Soccer Club in Spokane, WA. During this time from 2000-2007, he was responsible for the oversight of the entire club structure.
From 1997-2006, Robbins was General Manager of the United Soccer League’s Spokane Shadow, after playing and serving as Director of Operations for the team in 1995 and 1996. He was inducted in the USL’s Hall of Fame in 2004 and earned the league’s Executive-of-the-Year Award in 2000.
Robbins was a four-year starter at NAIA schools Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) and Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) and was a member of two NAIA Conference Championship teams. He graduated from Whitworth University in 1995 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science.
Robbins holds advanced coaching licenses from USSF and NSCAA, and also has earned a USSF National Youth License and an NSCAA goalkeeping license.
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