Football assistant chosen to attend leadership institute
UT Assistant Football Coach Cory Robinson has been selected to attend the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) 30 Under 30 Coaches’ Leadership Institute Sunday, Jan. 8, at the annual AFCA Convention in Nashville, Tenn.
The program is designed to identify promising coaches younger than age 30 with an agenda covering ethics, leadership, professionalism and hiring.
Robinson, 29, is the Rockets’ cornerbacks coach. He is in his first year at UT. He came to Toledo from the University of Maryland, where he served as the Terrapins’ director of player personnel in 2015.
Prior to serving at Maryland, Robinson was the defensive backs coordinator at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., as the lead developer for high school, college and professional defensive back clients and participants. He also served as the assistant head coach at Saint Frances (Md.) Academy High School in 2014. From 2009 to 2013, Robinson held numerous roles at Calvert Hall College (Md.) High School from 2009 to 2013, serving as the director of football operations, recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach.
He has coached six current NFL defensive backs in his career, and nearly 30 at the high school level who went on to play collegiately. Robinson is also the co-founder of Next Level Nation, which aims to provide youths with hands-on guidance, leadership and support by creating a purpose-driven environment that builds personal life development.