Jimbo Fisher announces Tommie Robinson as Texas A&M's new running backs coach
Tommie Robinson is officially the new running backs coach at Texas A&M, Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday.
“Tommie has outstanding experience working with running backs in his coaching career and has proven to be an excellent recruiter,” Fisher said in a team announcement. “He will make a great addition to our offensive coaching staff.”
Robinson joins Fisher’s staff after three seasons at SEC West rival LSU where he served as running backs coach, recruiting coordinator and assistant head coach. In three seasons, Robinson’s running backs accounted for back-to-back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons from Derrius Guice, Nick Brossette and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. This past season, Edwards-Helaire accounted for more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage.
After playing at Troy from 1982-86, Robinson immediately got into coaching, starting at the high school level. He was an assistant coach at Woodham in Pensacola, Florida and Central in Phenix City, Alabama before he made the jump to the college level as a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 1991. In 1998, after his time at Arkansas, Utah State and TCU, Robinson made the jump to coaching at the NFL level, working on the Dallas Cowboys staff from 1998-2000 as an offensive and special teams assistant.
Robinson returned to the college level from 2001-10, coaching as an assistant at Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Memphis and Miami before going back to the NFL again with the Arizona Cardinals. Robinson was in Arizona 2012-12 and afterward returned to the college level, joining the USC staff as running backs coach and passing game coordinator. He has remained at the college since 2013, with stops at Texas (2014-15) and LSU (2017-19). Robinson returned to USC in the 2016 season and earned Class of 2017 Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year recognition from 247Sports.