Robinson Takes Position At Ohio State|
Aug. 31, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Khadevis Robinson has accepted the head cross country coach/assistant track & field coach position at Ohio State University effective immediately. Robinson, who came to UNLV in January of 2011, served in the same capacity for the Rebel program the past 20 months.
Most recently, Robinson competed in his second Olympics Games as a representative of the Red, White & Blue in London after a second-place finish in the 800m at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Following an NCAA national championship in the 800m at TCU, Robinson became an eight-time USA champion and has competed in seven consecutive IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
"Coach Robinson has done an amazing job with his group here at UNLV," said UNLV track & field head coach Yvonne Wade. "He has been an integral part of our recent success. We are sad to see him go but we wish him all the best at Ohio State."
Robinson will work under former UNLV track & field head coach Karen Dennis, who coached the Rebels for a decade from 1992 to 2002. Dennis took over the Buckeye program in 2006.
While coaching for the Rebels, Robinson guided Kelsey Williamson and Brett Zorich to first- and second-place finishes in the 800m at the 2012 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships. Williamson and Zorich were members of that quartet that came in second in the distance medley relay at the indoor meet. In outdoor competition, the 4x800m relay team won the 2012 Texas Relays, while five Rebels advanced to the final in the 800m at the 2012 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Williamson claimed the outdoor 800m conference title en route to an appearance alongside Zorich at the 2012 NCAA West Prelimary. Zorich then ran three consecutive personal-best times to finish 13th overall at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.