Craig Robinson

Basketball Player-coach
Born Apr 21, 1962

Craig Malcolm Robinson is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Oregon State University. He was previously the head coach at Brown University. He was a star forward as a player at Princeton University in the early 1980s and a bond trader during the 1990s. He is the older brother of U.S. First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama, and the brother-in-law of U.S. President Barack Obama.… Read More

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  • Obama Roots On Princeton Women's Basketball Team Including Niece
    Yahoo News - Mar 21, 2015
  • Sports Briefing: Coach Out At Oregon State
    NYTimes - May 06, 2014
  • Obama Watches As Oregon State Stuns Maryland 90 83
    Yahoo News - Nov 18, 2013
  • Pac 12 Basketball Coaches Say The Conference Is Improved
    LATimes - Jan 03, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Craig Robinson.


1962 Birth Robinson was born on April 21, 1962, in DeYoung, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson, a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian Robinson (née Shields), a secretary at Spiegel's catalog store. … Read More


1979 17 Years Old He attended the parochial Mount Carmel High School, graduating in 1979 as class valedictorian. … Read More
1981 19 Years Old Robinson, who stands and played forward, was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year at Princeton University, in 1981–1982 and 1982–1983, leading the league in field goal percentage both years. … Read More


1983 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He graduated in 1983 with a B.A. in Sociology. … Read More
1988 26 Years Old He played professionally for the Manchester Giants in the British Basketball League for two seasons, and returned to the U.S. in 1988 to become an assistant coach at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a position he held until 1990. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old He became a vice president at Continental Bank and worked there from 1990 to 1992.


1992 30 Years Old He was then a vice president, from 1992 to 1999, at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old By 2000, Robinson was going through a divorce. … Read More


Robinson remarried in June 2006, to his wife Kelly. … Read More
On April 7, 2008, Robinson was hired as the Oregon State Beavers' head basketball coach following the team's winless Pacific-10 Conference record and overall 6–25 mark the year before. (Jesse Agel, Robinson's assistant of two years, took over Robinson's former position at Brown).
Oregon State got off to a fairly good start in Robinson's first year, starting with a 6–6 record; a January 2009 conference win over USC broke a nearly two-year Pac-10 losing streak and earned Robinson a congratulatory call from then-President-elect Obama. … Read More
Despite the losing record, the team was invited to defend their championship at the 2010 College Basketball Invitational, but lacked focus and energy and were beaten easily in the first round, leaving them with an overall season record of 14–18.
2011 49 Years Old 1 More Event
The Obamas showed their support for Robinson by attending an Oregon State game against Towson in November 2011.


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2012, construction began on a $15 million basketball practice facility that Robinson and previous coaches had long been campaigning for.
2014 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2014, the Pac-12 announced that Robinson would coach an all-star basketball team that would tour China in August.
2016 54 Years Old The Milwaukee Bucks hired Robinson as vice president of player and organizational development on August 15, 2016. … Read More
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