Boys indoor track: Coach of the Year

(Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore…)
March 23, 2011|By Jeff Seidel, Special to The Baltimore Sun

Rob Robinson

Atholton

Some track and field coaches like to take a few good athletes, put them together and get as many points out of them as possible.

But more coaches are starting to do what Rob Robinson of Atholton did this winter as his Raiders won the Howard County, Class3A East Region and Class 3A state championships with ease.

It wasn't uncommon to see Robinson bring about 70 athletes to big meets, and he found ways to get many of them involved all over the lineup. He put a bunch in as many events as possible, put together multiple relay teams and focused on one goal — scoring points.

The Raiders did just that. They didn't claim those titles by winning a lot of events; they simply rounded up as many points as possible. Plus, Robinson's style employed more kids and got them to feel as if they were doing something good for the team.

"They were a good group," Robinson said. "They all worked hard and contributed."

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