Fourth Year at Arizona
19 Years in Coaching
?* Helped Danny Baugher earn first-team All-America honors and become a finalist for the Ray Guy Award after leading the nation in punting in 2005. Coached his backup, place kicker Nick Folk, to the unofficialleague lead in punting after an injury to Baugher.
?* Coached defensive end Copeland Bryan to team-high 10.5 TFL and 7.5 sacks, earn second-team All-Pac-10 honors and position himself for a spot in the 2006 NFL draft. Helped DE Johnathan Turner earn freshman All-America honors in 2005.
?* Helped Baugher position himself for a solid NFL opportunity in summer 2006 camp.
?* The Cats rated 15th nationally in kick returns in 2005, and 26th in net punting. Helped
?* UA senior defensive end Andre Torrey led team with 15 tackles for loss, earned 2005 NFL free agent deal.
?* Robinson’s 2003 special teams units at
?* The 2003 UCF club was second nationally with a 41.9 net punting average, and returners Luther Huggins and Tavaris Capers ranked nationally ?- Huggins at No. 25 with a 25.44 kickoff return average and Capers at No. 51 with a 9.67-yard punt return average.
?* Matt Prater, a Ray Guy Award candidate in 2003, earned second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors under Robinson at
?* At Houston, Robinson helped the Cougars lead Conference
?* Robinson coached running back Joe Smith of Louisiana Tech in 2001 to second-team All-WAC honors, gaining more yards than a Tech back had in seven seasons.
?* His 1997 special teams at Southern Miss led the nation in kick returns in 1997 and posted top-10 finishes in five other categories during his tenure in
?* The 1994 defensive unit at Southern Miss helped the team lead the nation in turnovers gained in 1994.
?* In Robinson’s first stint at Louisiana Tech, his defensive line helped the defense rank eighth nationally in rushing defense in 1991 and ranked 19th in scoring defense in 1990.
Joe Robinson’s background with special teams made him a strong addition to Mike Stoops’ staff. Robinson coaches defensive ends and serves as special teams coordinator. His work in his first two years helped re-define
Robinson, 45, has more than a decade of experience as either a recruiting or special teams coordinator, and he has coached on both sides of the ball. He was special teams coordinator in 2003 at Central Florida, special teams coordinator at Houston in 2002, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Louisiana Tech in 2001, and spent seven seasons with
Robinson began his career shortly after earning his bachelor’s degree in education from
Robinson’s Coaching history
1986 Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, New Roads, La., DC
1987 Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, Head Coach
1988 Bastrop, La., High school, Defensive Coordinator
1989 Louisiana Tech, Graduate assistant
1990-91 Louisiana Tech, Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator
1992 Southern Mississippi, Defensive Line
1993 Southern Mississippi, DL/Recruiting Coordinator
1994-96 Southern Mississippi, Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator
1996-98 Southern Mississippi, Special Teams/Recruiting Coordinator
1999-00 Private business, financial services
2001 Louisiana Tech, Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
2002 Houston, Special Teams Coordinator
2003 Central Florida, Special Teams Coordinator
2004 Arizona, Special Teams Coordinator, Defensive Ends coach
2005 Arizona, Special Teams Coordinator, Defensive Ends coach
2006 Arizona, Special Teams Coordinator, Defensive Ends coach
Robinson in Bowl GAMES
1990 Independence Bowl, Louisiana Tech, DL coach/RC
1997 Liberty Bowl, Southern Mississippi, ST coordinator/RC
1998 Humanitarian Bowl, Southern Mississippi, ST coordinator/RC
2001 Humanitarian Bowl, Louisiana Tech, running backs coach/RC
The Robinson File
Birthdate: Sept. 12, 1960, Abilene Texas
High School: Fairmont East High School, Kettering, Ohio, 1978
College: Louisiana State ?'85
Advanced Degree: Master’s, Southern Miss ?'94
Family: Wife, Abby; daughters Alexandra,Madeline and Valerie
Recruiting Areas: San Francisco Bay Area, East Texas, Texas/Kansas JCs, Bakersfield