Travaris Robinson

Travaris Robinson (born September 1, 1981) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at the University of South Carolina. He played college football at Auburn University. Thereafter, he played professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.

Travaris Robinson
Current position
TitleDefensive coordinator
TeamSouth Carolina
ConferenceSEC
Biographical details
Born (1981-09-01) September 1, 1981 (age 38)
Miami, Florida
Alma materAuburn University
Playing career
1999–2002Auburn
2003Atlanta Falcons
2004Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2005Atlanta Falcons
Position(s)Safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2006–2007Auburn (GA)
2008Western Kentucky (DB)
2009Southern Miss (CB)
2010Texas Tech (DB)
2011–2014Florida (DB)
2015Auburn (DB)
2016–presentSouth Carolina (DC/DB)

Early yearsEdit

Robinson was born in Miami, Florida. He attended Coral Park High School in Miami, where he was a four-year letterman and earned all-state honors as a defensive back and wide receiver.

College and professional playing careerEdit

Robinson received an athletic scholarship to attend Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where he played defensive back for coach Tommy Tuberville's Auburn Tigers football team from 1999 to 2002 (under defensive coordinators John Lovett and Gene Chizik). He played in 48 games at free safety, while helping the Tigers win three consecutive Southeastern Conference (SEC) West Division championships. During his senior season, Robinson was selected the Most Valuable Player of the Iron Bowl and was a first-team AP all-SEC selection after collecting 92 total tackles, intercepting four passes and breaking up three others. The Tigers went on to defeat Penn State in the 2003 Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day and finished ranked in the top 20 in both the final Associated Press and Coaches' polls. He then played for three seasons for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before returning to Auburn and earning his bachelor's degree in Communications in 2006.

Coaching careerEdit

Robinson began his coaching career in 2006 at Auburn under head coach Tommy Tuberville and defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as a defensive graduate assistant and staff assistant. He helped the Tigers finish with back-to-back top-15 rankings (No. 8 in 2006 and No. 14 in 2007).

After two seasons at Auburn, Robinson took his first full-time position with Western Kentucky for one season before becoming cornerbacks coach at Southern Miss in 2009.[1][2] His former college head coach, Tommy Tuberville, hired Robinson to serve as defensive backs coach at Texas Tech in 2010.[3]

On January 2, 2011, the Florida Gators' new head coach, Will Muschamp, announced the hiring of Robinson as the Gators' defensive backs coach.[4][5]

Robinson has coached in two bowl games, including a win over Northwestern (45-38 TicketCity Bowl).

On January 3, 2015, Robinson was hired as secondary coach at Auburn.[6]

On December 6, 2015, Robinson was hired as defensive coordinator on Will Muschamp's staff at South Carolina.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2 coaches leave Western Kentucky football program". Sporting News. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  2. ^ "Southern Miss Names Travaris Robinson Assistant Football Coach". Southern Miss. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  3. ^ "Former Auburn player Travaris Robinson expected to join Tommy Tuberville's staff at Texas Tech". Birmingham News. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  4. ^ "Muschamp Names Five To Coaching Staff". GatorZone.com. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  5. ^ "Tech DBs coach leaves to join Florida staff". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  6. ^ https://auburntigers.com/news/2015/1/3/Auburn_hires_Travaris_Robinson_as_secondary_coach.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/article48301360.html

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