Carliss Robinson enters his second season as the head men’s basketball coach at Coastal Bend College. This is Robinson’s third year with the program. He was promoted to his position after serving as an assistant for one season. While assisting former Coastal Bend head coach Larry Mendes, Robinson played a crucial role in leading the program to the deepest postseason run in school history, an appearance in the Region 14 Tournament semifinals.
Robinson was an All-State performer at Mount Pleasant (TX) High School before heading to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. After lettering for two seasons as a football player, he transitioned to the basketball court, where he would eventually become a team captain. He received an award for his Team Spirit, and was also recognized as the program’s most outstanding senior during his final year.
Robinson graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree, double majoring in Business Management and Health (Physical Education and Recreation). Upon graduation, he immediately rejoined the Southeastern Oklahoma basketball program as a graduate assistant coach.
During his two year stint as a graduate assistant to head coach Kelly Green, Robinson was also able to obtain a master’s degree in Sports Studies and Athletic Administration.
In addition to his current duties as head basketball coach, Robinson also serves the campus as a full-time Kinesiology instructor.