ALBANY, N.Y. — Cathy Cummings Haker, Director of Athletics and Recreation at The College of Saint Rose, announced that Tim Robbins has been named the college’s head men’s lacrosse coach. The Golden Knights will play 13 games during the inaugural 2012 campaign and a full NCAA Division II and Northeast-10 Conference slate in 2013.
“I am excited to announce that Tim Robbins has joined our staff and the Saint Rose community,” said Haker. “Tim brings a breath of experience and success from the years he has spent as an assistant coach and as a premier player. It is appropriate that his first head coaching position will align with the first men’s lacrosse season at The College of Saint Rose.”
Robbins arrives on Western Avenue via Springfield College where he served as an assistant coach for the past two seasons at his alma mater. The Pride earned NCAA Tournament bids both years he was on staff as the defensive and recruiting coordinator. The 2010 squad finished the year 14th in the country (Division III) in scoring defense and 24th in man-down defense on the way to a 13-6 overall mark.
Robbins is no stranger to the Capital Region. He spent the 2009 campaign as an assistant coach at Siena College where he was responsible for developing the face-off men and goalies as well as helping coach the midfielders and defensemen. The Saints capped off an historic season with their first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history despite falling 11-4 to top-ranked Syracuse University in the first round at the Carrier Dome. The squad’s starting goalie (Brent Herbst) eventually garnered honorable-mention All-America honors from the USILA after finishing second in the nation (Division I) with a 6.34 goals-against-average.
Prior to that, Robbins served as an assistant coach at Bucknell University for two years. His duties included skill development, film breakdown, scouting, game planning and team operations. Robbins worked with face-off specialists and goalies and was responsible for all in-game substitutions. He guided Bucknell’s goalie (Nick Sciubba) to the best save percentage and GAA in the nation in 2007. The Bison additionally reached the Patriot League semifinals in 2007 and the finals in 2008.
Robbins also spent 2006 at Wheaton College as the head assistant coach and defensive coordinator. He was responsible for the defensive unit, recruiting student-athletes and developing the strength and conditioning program. The Thunder advanced to the Pilgrim League semifinals that year.
In the summer of 2006, Robbins served as head coach for the AAU Lax New England District 2 team that won a bronze medal at the 2006 Junior Olympics.
Robbins was a four year starter at midfield for Springfield. The Pride were ranked in the top-10 in the nation all four years and reached the NCAA Tournament in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Robbins was elected captain his senior year.
Robbins earned his bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in economics from Springfield in 2005. He is on track to earn a master’s in physical education from Springfield next May.