Second-year Iowa State assistant coach Daniyal Robinson apparently is under consideration for the vacant head coaching job at Army, according to a online report from the Times Herald-Record in upstate New York.
Robinson was an assistant coach at Illinois State from 2003-07 and at Arkansas-Little Rock for the 2007-08 season before coming to ISU.
Army fired coach Jim Crews Thursday morning. Crews leaves the school with an overall record of 60-139 (.302) and a 22-76 mark in Patriot League play. The Black Knights have not had a winning season since 1984-85.
The newspaper suggests Army officials are looking for minority candidtate to replace Crews. Robinson and former ISU assistant Fred Quartlebaum, now at St. John’s, are among those being looked at.
Losing Robinson would be a big blow to the Cyclones’ recruiting efforts, particularly in the state of Illinois.
D-Rob helped lure Chicago-area point guard Chris Colvin to Ames and was hoping to convince more from that area to head west and play at ISU.
Ironically, Iowa State plays Army’s football team Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium. Army Athletic Director Kevin Anderson surely will be making the trip to Ames and would have the perfect opportunity to meet with Robinson.
Robinson’s age is not listed in the team’s media guide, but his biography suggests he is in his early 30s.