Greg Robinson, a two-time Super Bowl champion coach and four-time Rose Bowl winner, is in his second season as the defensive coordinator for the Michigan football program. Robinson will also work with the linebackers. He spent four seasons as the head coach at Syracuse University (2005-08).
Prior to become a collegiate head coach, Robinson was the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Texas during the 2004 season.
He has spent 10 of his 14 years coaching in the NFL as a defensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs (2001-03), Denver Broncos (1995-2000) and New York Jets (1994). He was the Jets' defensive line coach for four seasons (1990-93) prior to his appointment as the franchises' defensive coordinator.
Robinson was the Broncos' defensive coordinator during the organization's run to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1997 (XXXII) and 1998 (XXXIII). His teams qualified for the playoffs in seven of his 14 seasons in professional football.
At the collegiate level, Robinson compiled an 8-0 mark in bowl games, including four Rose Bowl victories at the University of Texas (2004) and UCLA (1982, `83, `85). He spent eight years with the UCLA Bruins, coaching the defensive line for seven seasons (1982-88) and coordinating the offense during the 1989 campaign. Robinson had collegiate stints at North Carolina State (1980-81), Cal State Fullerton (1977-79) and the University of the Pacific (1975-76).
A Los Angeles, Calif., native, Robinson was a linebacker at Bakersfield Community College (1970-71) before enrolling at Pacific for his final three seasons (1972-74). He graduated from Pacific with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1975. Robinson and his wife, Laura, have three children: Dominic, Lindsay and Leslie.
Robinson's All-Conference Players
Syracuse: 13 players honored 14 times, including five first team selections
Texas: 6 players honored 6 times, including two first team selections
UCLA: 3 players named first team 5 times
N.C. State: 2 players named first team
1982: Karl Morgan (2nd)
1985: Mark Walen (2nd)
1989: Frank Cornish (1st), Charles Arbuckle (2nd)
2004: Derrick Johnson (1st)
Robinson's Top NFL Players
Steve Atwater, Denver (8-time All-Pro) ... Jeff Lageman, N.Y. Jets (1991 All-Pro ... 1989 All-Rookie) ... John Mobley, Denver (1997 All-Pro) ... Bill Romanowski, Denver (two-time All-Pro) ... Jerome Woods, Kansas City (2003 Pro Bowl)
The Robinson File
Date of Birth: October 9, 1951
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Garces Memorial
College: University of the Pacific (1975)
Children: Dominic, Lindsay, Leslie
College Bowl Experience (8)
Texas: Rose (2004)
UCLA: Aloha (1987), Cotton (1988), Fiesta (1984), Freedom (1986), Rose (1982, 1983, 1985)
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