North Carolina A&T head women’s basketball coach Tarrell Robinson recently signed a one-year extension that will keep him in the position through the 2023-24 season. N.C. A&T Director of Athletics, Earl M. Hilton III, announced the extension on Friday.
Robinson enters his eighth season after a 2018-19 season where the Aggies went 16-0 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) marking the first time in school history the program finished the MEAC season undefeated. The Aggies went 20-12 overall in 2018-19 marking the fifth time Robinson has led the Aggies to 20 wins or more.
In one of the seasons (2015-16) where the Aggies failed to win 20 games under Robinson, they went 19-12, won the MEAC tournament and regular-season while advancing to the first round of the NCAA tournament. N.C. A&T has made five postseason appearances under Robinson with two NCAA bids and three WNIT selections. During the 2013-14 season, the Aggies won two preseason WNIT games on their way to a 7-1 start, the best in school history.
Robinson also has three MEAC regular-season titles and two MEAC tournament titles. Robinson has a 142-79 (.643) record and holds the best winning percentage in program history. His teams are also 73-21 (.777) at home and 89-23 (.795) against MEAC opponents. The Aggies have finished outside of the top-3 in the MEAC standings only once during Robinson’s tenure.
N.C. A&T won 20 or more games in Robinson’s first three seasons as head coach which made him the first-ever (men or women) to have three consecutive 20-win seasons in their first three seasons as head coach at N.C. A&T. Robinson is the third-longest tenured coach in the MEAC behind Maryland Eastern Shore’s Fred Batchelor and Bethune-Cookman’s Vanessa Blair-Lewis.