|Title:||Head Women's Soccer Coach|
Jim Robbins begins his fourth season as head coach of the Panthers in 2012. The Panthers went 6-12-3 in 2011, advancing to the championhsip match of the Great South Athletic Conference Tournament for the first time in the program's history. The Panthers knocked nine-time defending champion Maryville from the tournament on penalty kicks in the semifinal round.
In 2011, the Panthers had two players selected to the GSAC All-Conference team, one to the GSAC All-Freshman team and nine earn GSAC All-Academic honors. The team also earned for the second time in the past three years the NSCAA Team Academic Award by earning a composite team GPA of 3.0 or higher for the academic year. The team had a cumulative 3.175 GPA.
Robbins had three players earn GSAC
All-Academic Team honors, two players selected to the GSAC
All-Conference team, and two players selected to the GSAC
All-Freshmen team in 2010. Robbins was selected by the coaches as
the GSAC Coach of the Year. The team also earned the prestigious
NSCAA Team Academic Award by earning a composite team GPA of 3.0 or
higher for the academic year ending in May and the NSCAA Team
In 2009, Robbins’ team finished 5-11-1 and played in the GSAC Tournament as the sixth seed. Three players earned GSAC All-Academic Team honors and one player was selected to the GSAC All-Conference team.
Prior to coming to LaGrange, Robbins spent two years as the Head Women’s Coach at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Ga. Robbins' 2008 team at Oxford finished the season 14-5, a 10-win improvement from the previous season. The 2008 Oxford team was ranked fifth nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and sixth by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Three players earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors, two of the three with distinction by having a GPA above a 3.85. One player was also named NJCAA All-American and finished the year tied for third in the country in scoring (with one of her teammates). Oxford also earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award in both 2007 and 2008, and was on track to win the award again in 2009. The team earned the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year in 2007 with a team GPA of 3.44.
Robbins also has 12 years experience coaching in the ODP program in NJ and in GA. During that time, he has helped numerous players earn regional pool/team honors and has helped 11 players make it into the ODP National pool in their respective age group. He is currently the Head Coach of the Georgia 1997 Girls ODP State Team and this past year his team had 11 girls selected to the USYS Region 3 ODP pool, a new GA State ODP record for girls. Four of those players have also been invited into U14 National Camp and the 8 players from that team will make up the 18 player roster that will represent Region 3 for the USYS ODP Interregional Event to be held over Thanksgiving Weekend at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Soccer Complex.
Prior to moving to Georgia in the spring of 2006, Robbins was the first assistant coach for the men’s team at NCAA Division I Rider University for three seasons. He was also the technical director for the Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association in Lawrence, N.J. He has operated the Jim Robbins Soccer School in Trenton, N.J., and was the head boys' varsity coach at the Pennington School in Pennington, N.J for six years.
Robbins has been active as a staff
coach for New Jersey and Georgia state soccer coaching schools.
Robbins is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. with a degree in Economics and Business. He holds a USSF A license, NSCAA Advanced Diploma, USSF Youth License, NSCAA Youth Diploma and the NSCAA Goalkeeper 1 Diploma. Robbins is a member of the NSCAA and the United States Soccer Federation.
Robbins and his wife, Jocelyn, have two sons; Kyle and Damien.