Original article (WBB’s Robinson Signs Contract Extension) on the North Carolina A&T University athletic website ncataggies.com.
Tarrell Robinson signed a five-year extension that will keep him that will keep him in the position of head women’s basketball coach at North Carolina A&T through the 2022-23 season. N.C. A&T Director of Athletics, Earl M. Hilton III, announced the extension on Thursday.
“I am blessed to have a chancellor like Harold L. Martin Sr., with a vision of excellence throughout this illustrious university, and an athletics director Earl M. Hilton III who is the engine behind the scenes that makes a way for our department to shine,” said Robinson.
“Their support means so much to me and I would like to thank those two gentlemen and the Board of Trustees for showing their satisfaction with the direction our women’s basketball program is going,” Robinson continued.
Robinson, 40, will enter his seventh season once the 2018-19 season begins. N.C. A&T has made the postseason four times in his six previous seasons including two appearances in the NCAA tournament in the past three seasons. The Aggies made the postseason WNIT in 2013 and 2014. 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.
Under Robinson, the Aggies also have two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament titles and two regular-season conference titles. Robinson has a 122-67 (.646) record and holds the best winning percentage in program history. His teams are also 64-17 (.790) at home and 73-23 (.760) 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. The Aggies have four 20-win seasons under Robinson including their 23-9 record this past season where they won 19 of their final 20 games before entering the NCAA tournament.