Khadevis Robinson


position Head Coach - Cross Country

Experience 7th season

Alma Mater Texas Christian, 1998

Khadevis Robinson is in his second season as head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Ohio State.

In his first season with the Buckeyes (2012-2013), Robinson coached sophomore Katie Borchers to an Honorable Mention All-America finish at the NCAA championships and the school indoor and outdoor records in the 800-meter run. Janel Olberding also made great strides in her sophomore campaign, cracking the OSU all-time performers list in the 600 and 800 meters and enjoying great success at the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships. The young Buckeye distance team featuring only one senior showed tremendous improvement as a whole under Robinson[apos]s leadership, with a number of athletes setting new personal bests. On the cross country course, Ohio State placed sixth at both the Big Ten championships and Great Lakes regional as Meredith Wagner and Michelle Thomas earned All-Regional honors, with Wagner also collecting a Second Team All-Big Ten award.

Prior to Ohio State Robinson served as the head cross country coach/assistant track and field coach at UNLV from 2011-12. During the 2012 indoor track season Robinson led the Distance Medley team to a second-place finish and Rebel athletes to first- and third-place finishes in the 800-meter run at the Mountain West indoor championships. During the outdoor season Robinson guided five runners in the 800 meters to the finals at the conference outdoor championships, including the gold medalist. He advanced one runner to the NCAA championships.

A four-time indoor (1999; 2005; 2006; 2007) and four-time outdoor (1999; 2006; 2008; 2009) USA champion in the 800 meters, Robinson also won an NCAA outdoor championship for TCU in 1998. Robinson has qualified seven times for the World outdoor championships as a member of Team USA. He is a two-time Olympian having competed at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and once again at London 2012. Robinson was runner-up at the USA outdoor championships six times (2002; 2003; 2004; 2009; 2011; 2012). In his time at TCU Robinson won four conference titles in the 800 meters and also anchored the Horned Frogs to a second-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay in 1998.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Robinson is a 1998 graduate of TCU, where he earned an undergraduate degree in social work. In 2004 he received his master[apos]s degree in public administration from Cal State Los Angeles.

Robinson has spent the past decade training and competing while coaching athletes from all age groups. He has also spent time as a public speaker, an educator at Santa Monica Unified School District and as co-founder of a 501 c3 non-profit called The Youth Track and Running Club (YTRC), training and mentoring coaches for four years. He remains an active member on the board.

Khadevis Robinson