Chris Robinson posted a message to Facebook explaining his decision to step down as the head coach at the McDonogh school.
After leading the Eagles to 177 consecutive wins and nine straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) “A” conference championships, the Owings Mills based private school made team parents aware in an email Wednesday night that Robinson wouldn’t be back this season.
Robinson states that he wants to move forward with his career. “It was not an easy decision, but one I felt was in the best interest for me and my family.”
“The timing may not seem perfect, but many times when opportunity comes knocking it’s not the ideal time.”
Also, Robinson squashes any of the rumors that are going around about him since the announcement of his dismissal. Saying there is “no merit to these horrific claims.”
Robinson has built quite the dynasty while at McDonogh, producing star players such as Taylor Cummings, Megan Whittle, and Andy Aldave. The Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro Coach of the Year in 2016, Robinson began his career at Mount Hebron. He had a record of 341–18–1 during his 18 years as a high school head coach.
Assistant coach Nancy Love has been named the interim coach for the McDonogh Girls team.
Robinson says he’s determined to grow the National Girls Lacrosse League, Robinson Girls Lacrosse and Robinson Sports to a national level.
Here’s the entire message by Robinson:
Yesterday, I resigned from my position from McDonogh School as head coach of the girls’ lacrosse program and as a middle school teacher. During my 13 year lacrosse coaching stint at the school we took the program from a basement dweller to the best lacrosse program in the country for the last decade. By the huge media crush and the outpouring of texts, phone calls, and emails I am sure many are looking for an answer.
I resigned my position at the school to move forward in my career. It was not an easy decision, but one that I felt was in the best interest of me and my family. The timing may not seem perfect, but many times when opportunity comes knocking it is not the ideal time. Building the National Girls Lacrosse League and Robinson Sports to a national level is a major goal for Robinson Sports and I am exciting for this opportunity to use my experience in new ways.
I have been made aware of the rumors that have circulated because of my departure by some of my friends and colleagues. Some of them are appalling to hear but I guess in today’s society people automatically assume the worst. I assure you all, there isn’t any merit to these horrific claims. So in this time of change for my family, I would ask that you be respectful of my decisions to move on in my career.
I would like to thank the hundreds of people who have reached out to me and my family with sincere well wishes. All of your support has been unbelievable.