George Robinson to step down from A.D. position with ABSS

By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

George Robinson, who as a basketball coach directed Cummings to great heights, is stepping down as athletics director for the Alamance-Burlington School System.

“It’s kind of like part of you died,” Robinson said. “This is the only place I’ve ever worked.”

Robinson said it’s a good time for a transition to something different. He has been in his position at the central office for a decade. His last day is August 31.

“I love the people,” he said. “It’s time to do something else.”

Robinson, 53, said he’ll enter the private sector.

As boys’ basketball coach at Cummings, he directed the Cavaliers for 12½ seasons. They won five state championships, with the last of those in the 2006-07 season.

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Robinson left his coaching position midway through the 2011-12 season when he became an assistant principal at Cummings and that role prevented him from also coaching. He took the A.D. position with ABSS near the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

“We appreciate everything you do and have done for us,” Eastern Alamance athletics director and football coach John Kirby told Robinson during a preseason football gathering Thursday.

Robinson is a 1988 Williams graduate. He finished course work at Lenoir-Rhyne in 1993 and shortly after that began working for ABSS as a substitute teacher. That led to other positions in the system.

“I just never left,” he said.

Robinson’s youngest daughter, Ivy Robinson, is a junior at Williams. She participates in track and field.