PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Sept. 26, 2013) – Rutgers men’s lacrosse has added Tim Robbins as its volunteer assistant coach, third-year head coach Brian Brecht announced Thursday. Robbins’ primary responsibilities will be coaching the goalies, faceoff specialist, assisting with the defense and helping with day-to-day operations of the program.
“I am excited to welcome Tim and have him join us here ‘On the Banks,’” said Brecht. “I have known Tim for many years having coached with him on my staff back in 2009. I feel he does a great job developing players. I look forward to him working with our student-athletes and joining our staff here at Rutgers as we prepare to compete in the BIG EAST this coming season and transition into the Big Ten Conference.”
Most recently, Robbins served as the head coach and as an athletic administrator at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., from summer 2011 to summer 2013. While at the helm, Robbins led the Knights to a winning inaugural season, beating No. 8 Chestnut Hill in 2012. He also facilitated camps, clinics, prospect days and tournaments to aid in fundraising, community engagement and to develop interest in lacrosse.
Prior to his stint with Saint Rose, Robbins spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Springfield College. There, he was the defensive and recruiting coordinator of the 2010, 2011 Pilgrim League Champions. With his help, Springfield held the No. 10 scoring defense and No. 24 man-down defense in the NCAA in 2010. His goalkeeper finished No. 19 in the country in GAA and No. 18 in save percentage.
Before Springfield, Robbins spent one season (2009) as an assistant coach under Brecht at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. He served as the goalie and faceoff coordinator of the MAAC Champions, who earned an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009. With Robbins’ help, goalie Brent Herbst earned 2009 Honorable Mention All-America honors, finishing No. 2 in GAA and No. 4 in save percentage nationally.
Robbins was an assistant coach for Bucknell during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, coaching GK Nick Sciubba, the No. 1 ranked goalie in the NCAA in save percentage and GAA in 2007.
Robbins got his start at the collegiate ranks as the head assistant coach for Wheaton College in 2006, serving as the defensive coordinator.
In addition to his collegiate experience, Robbins also brings club experience as the founder, president and head coach of the 518 Lacrosse Club since September 2011. He also worked with the Springfield Lacrosse Club, Capital District Lacrosse, Bethlehem Youth Lacrosse and AAU Lax New England since graduating college.
Robbins earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business management with a minor in economics from Springfield College in 2005. At Springfield, he was a captain his senior season, helping his team to four-straight top-10 national rankings with NCAA Tournament appearances in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Robbins was a member of the East vs. West All-Star Game in 2005.
The Northampton, Mass., native was a First Team National High School Lacrosse All-American in 2001 at Northampton HS, starting all four years as a midfielder.
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