McDonogh School announced last night the sudden departure of Chris Robinson, the girls’ lacrosse coach responsible for a 177-game winning streak and nine championship titles.
The school did not give a reason for his exit.
Inside Lacrosse reports that the families of the number-one ranked team were sent an email from McDonogh co-athletic directors Mickey Deegan and Matt MacMullan notifying them of Robinson’s departure.
Dear Girls Lacrosse Families,
We are writing to let you know that Chris Robinson is no longer teaching and coaching at McDonogh School. His last day was yesterday. We are grateful for his contributions to the program during the past 14 years and wish him well.
For the 2018 season, we are very pleased to share that Nancy Love, who has served as the girls’ Assistant Coach since 2003, has agreed to be the Interim Head Coach. Our plan is to launch a nationwide search for a permanent Head Coach who will start next spring.
Nancy is looking forward to continuing her work with the varsity players, and we are confident that she is the best person to lead the team during this transition. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
Robinson was named USAToday Girls’ Lacrosse Coach of the Year last year. He had been the girls’ lacrosse head coach since 2005.
Tell me it’s not what I think it is?
In this day in age, it is so easy to assume the worst when news like this surfaces. There would never be a good time to step down from coaching and he would be criticized no matter when he choose to do so. I am sure the decision was tough for him. Hope we can all give him (and his players and family) the respect and wish him well in his future.
Thats not true. many times there is a good time to step down. End of season is generally a good time. There are many others, This is for sure not a normal or good time . Obviously there is some problem between him and the school admin. What it is, only they know.
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