Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today the appointment of a new member to the Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV).
Steve Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education in 1981 and a Master of Science in guidance and counseling in 1985, both from Radford University.
Radford President Penelope W. Kyle welcomed Robinson as a new member to the RU Board, saying "I am pleased that Steve Robinson has agreed to serve on the Radford University Board of Visitors at this exciting time for his alma mater. He brings a diversity of experience, gained here at Radford as a student, an athlete and an assistant coach, as well as coaching responsibilities with some of the most prominent national collegiate programs. I look forward to working with him and the other members of our Board to meet the higher education goals of Radford University."
Robinson is in his 11th year at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill where he serves as an assistant basketball coach. Robinson previously served as head coach at the University of Tulsa for two years and at Florida State University for five years. He has also served as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas, and has been named one of the top 25 recruiters in college basketball four times since arriving at UNC. In 2010, FoxSports.com named him the fourth-best high-major assistant coach in all of college basketball.
Inducted into the Radford Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997, Robinson was a two-year starter and co-captain for the RU men's basketball team from 1978-80 and then served three seasons as an assistant coach.
A native of Roanoke, Va., Robinson graduated from William Fleming High School and attended Ferrum Junior College, where he played basketball for two seasons before attending Radford University.