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Coaching Aug 03, 2021

Kevin Robson appointed as associate head coach for Indiana men’s soccer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University head men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley announced the elevation of Kevin Robson to associate head coach.

“Kevin’s new role spotlights his important contributions to our soccer program,” said Yeagley. “His engaging personality, tremendous work rate and eye for talent has played a big part in our success on and off the field. Kevin loves IU soccer and continues to invest his heart and soul into our program. He has done a great job in helping IU soccer continue our quest for championship success.”

Robson is in his eighth season as a full-time assistant coach with the program and fourth season as the recruiting coordinator.

The Hoosiers were dominant in Big Ten Conference play during the unique 2020-21 season and captured a historic conference championship double. For the second time in program history, Indiana claimed the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles in three-straight seasons. IU finished the abbreviated season with an overall record of 12-2-2 and as the second-ranked team in the country. Indiana cleaned up the B1G postseason awards, winning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (Victor Bezerra), Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year (Roman Celentano) and placing five players on either the first or second all-conference team. Indiana’s dream postseason run ended abruptly in the national championship match in a double overtime game against Marshall. Bezerra and Celentano were joined by Spencer Glass at United Soccer Coaches All-America selections. The 2020 season was postponed to the spring of ’21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Robson was named one of the top assistants in the country by College Soccer News.

Indiana pulled off the Big Ten double for the second-straight season in 2019, winning both the regular season and conference tournament titles for the 10th time in program history. The 2019 campaign, coupled with the double in 2018, marked the first back-to-back double for the Hoosiers since the 1998-99 seasons. IU finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation with an overall record of 15-3-4. For the third-straight season, Robson and the IU coaching staff were named Men’s North Region Staff of the Year for DI Institutions by United Soccer Coaches.

The 2018 season was another historic one for Indiana, as the Hoosiers won both the Big Ten regular season and tournament championships for the first time since 2006. IU advanced to the College Cup for the second-straight season and finished the year ranked No. 3 in the nation with an overall record of 20-3-1. Also, for the second-straight season, Robson and the IU coaching staff were named Men’s North Region Staff of the Year for DI Institutions by United Soccer Coaches.

In 2017, the Hoosiers reached the College Cup Final, falling in double overtime to Stanford. Indiana was unbeaten in the team’s first 24 matches and posted an overall record of 18-1-6 on the year, finishing the year ranked No. 2 in the nation. Robson and the rest of the IU coaches were named the Men’s Midwest Region Staff of the Year (SOY) for Division I Institutions by the United Soccer Coaches.

In the seven years since Robson has been on staff, the Hoosiers have posted a record of 102- 21-28 (.768) earning top 16 seeds in the NCAA Tournament in each of his seven years, reaching the College Cup on three occasions.

Robson returned to Bloomington in July 2013 after stints as both a player (2003-06) and student coach (2007). Robson was a member of the Hoosiers’ 2003 and 2004 NCAA title teams and was also a member of five Big Ten Championship teams during his career (three regular season and two tournament championships). Robson led the Hoosiers in assists with six in 2006 and finished second in that category on the 2004 title team.

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