Robinson back with Hebron, but with girls basketball

April 26, 1996|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Scott Robinson, one of the most respected basketball coaches in the county, will return after a year's absence to coach at Mount Hebron. But for the first time in his career, he'll be coaching girls.

"I'm really excited about it," said Robinson. "It's a challenge, no question about that."

Mount Hebron athletic director Mark Cates approached Robinson about the position after Pat Becker resigned following two seasons.

"He's the first person I went to," Cates said. "He's one of the finest coaches I've ever watched in any sport. He's a great tactician, has great fundamentals and has such great ability to raise a kids' level of play.

"Scott can handle every facet of coaching. He's dedicated, committed and respected in the school for other things besides coaching. It's a coup to get him back coaching anything, but especially basketball because that's his game."

Robinson coached the Vikings' boys team for four seasons before resigning last year. His record of 59-33 overall and 34-22 in the league were the best of any county team in that period.

Robinson, a media specialist at Mount Hebron, resigned "for many reasons." He was an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University this past season.

Robinson said many factors contributed to his decision to return. As the junior varsity girls lacrosse coach, he knows many of the athletes and feels they are a good group to work with. He also cited the "great community" of Mount Hebron and the support he receives from Cates.

Scott Ruehl, who coached the girls junior varsity last season and the year before that was Robinson's assistant, again will assist Robinson. Chris Robinson, Scott's younger brother and the Vikings' head girls lacrosse coach, will coach the junior varsity basketball team.

"I wouldn't have done it if I wasn't able to get those two," Robinson said. "That was a major factor."

Mount Hebron will return one starter -- Marie Stanton -- from last year's 12-9 team that lost to Centennial in the region. Replacing all-metro guard Alisha Mosley and her 28.2 average will be tough.

Robinson acknowledges the challenge and said he is in it for the long run. "In time, we want to get the program back to where it was," he said.

Mount Hebron dominated girls basketball from the late '70s to the early '90s, winning 13 county titles under Dave Greenberg. Greenberg, now at Centennial, thinks Mount Hebron made a smart choice.

"He's a great person and great coach," Greenberg said. "He's the best basketball person I've ever worked with. I think it's great for the Mount Hebron community. They couldn't have done better."

Albert to River Hill

Rebecca Albert, currently teaching physical education at Pointers Run Elementary, will coach girls varsity lacrosse and junior varsity volleyball next year at River Hill High School.

Fore

How will Atholton's Don Van Deusen, Wilde Lake's Carol Satterwhite, Howard's Vince Parnell and Hammond's Bob Maxey spend part of today?

Knocking a little white ball around, that's how.

The Maryland Athletic Director Association's annual convention is this weekend in Ocean City, and the foursome will represent Howard County in the golf tournament.

Pub Date: 4/26/96

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.