|Title:||Class of 2018|
While many remember his game-winning shot in the 2011 NCAA tournament, Jeff Robinson’s career in Harrington Auditorium was much more.
A double-digit scorer all three seasons, Jeff is currently 13th in program history with 1,281 points. He averaged 11.0 per game as a sophomore transfer and, bolstered by a career-high 35 points at Springfield, boasted a career-best 19.0 in an award-winning junior campaign.
The two-time All-NEWMAC performer also collected D3hoops.com and ECAC regional recognition in 2009–10 and 2010–11. His senior season featured NEWMAC Player of the Year honors, as well as NABC and CoSIDA Academic All-District nods.
“Our men’s basketball family is proud of Jeff and grateful for the outstanding contributions he made as a student-athlete here,” said head coach Chris Bartley. “As a player he aligned perfectly with our core values. He had an amazingly consistent work ethic and was committed to improvement while pushing himself to be the best player and leader he could be.”
During his tenure, the team boasted a 64-19 overall record and a 29-7 ledger in conference play en route to a pair of NEWMAC regular season titles and two NCAA at-large berths.
"Sharing the court with Jeff for three years was an absolute honor,” said teammate and fellow WPI assistant coach David Brown. “His care and concern for each teammate is something that will always stand out in my mind. He was not just a great teammate on the court, he was a tremendous teammate off the floor. Combining his heart, competitive spirit, and work ethic created not only a very special player but an exceptional human being. He was and still is a great example of what it is to be a great friend and a great leader."
On the national stage, Jeff averaged 11 points and totaled 10 rebounds in the 2009 NCAA first and second round. He scored 23 points, including the famous game-winning three pointer, to lift the Engineers past Bridgewater State. He put up 21 in his career finale against national quarterfinalist Amherst.
Bartley continued, “On and off the court Jeff has stood for excellence and lived his life at WPI with high standards. He said what he meant, and meant what he said; our staff and players had great respect for him. He has already made a positive impact on our current team and has an extremely bright future in coaching.”
A native of Granby, Conn., Jeff graduated with a BA in Environmental and Sustainable Studies. He has worked for TRC Environmental Corporation in both Lowell and in Philadelphia for the past seven years. He has also been on staff as an assistant basketball coach at Widener University (2015–17) and Assumption (2017–18). He recently returned to Boynton Hill as the Men’s Basketball full-time assistant coach.