BRONXVILE, N.Y. – Kyle Robinson is the second of three inductees to be showcased on EIVAVolleyball.com as we look back at the careers of all three of the 2018 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Hall of Fame members.
Robinson, a 6-5 middle and opposite, played for LIU Southampton between 1995 and 1998 as he was a team captain and All-American honoree. He played for the U.S. National Volleyball Team from 2000-2006 where he was a candidate for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic team.
He would begin his professional playing career with Volleyball Club Zorgvliet Antwerpen in Belgium in 1998 through 2001. Robinson would then play for Ethnikos Volleyball Club from 2002 until 2003 before playing for the Criollos Volleyball Club in Puerto Rico where he was the top scorer in the league. Kyle returned To Greece to play for the Aris Volleyball Club, then the Paok Volleyball Club.
In 2006, Robinson would be named an assistant coach with the United States Air Force Academy women’s volleyball team, a position he held until the summer of 2008. He would then return to the East Coast to take over as the head coach of the Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus) women’s volleyball program until the beginning of 2015.
During his time in Brooklyn, the Blackbirds made five NCAA Division I Tournament appearances and earned five Northeast Conference Championships in seven seasons. Robinson was named the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 as he guided LIU Brooklyn to an impressive 90-10 conference record during his tenure.
Robinson would then join the University of Oklahoma in early 2015 as an assistant coach with the women’s volleyball program under the tutelage of Santiago Restrepo, a member of the EIVA Hall of Fame Class of 2015. In three seasons in Norman, Okla. he would lead in the recruiting efforts for the Sooners as well as scout Big 12 and non-conference opponents.
All three of the 2018 EIVA Hall of Fame inductees will be honored during the 2018 EIVA Championship match on Saturday, April 21st in Fairfax, Va.