Former Tiger Shawan Robinson gets home area head coaching job

One of just 6 four-time All-ACC Academic picks in league history, Robinson named coach at Panther Creek

Shawan Robinson and Byron Morris

Photo by Mark Crammer

Shawan Robinson and Byron Morris

Following in his dad's footsteps as a teacher and coach, former Clemson basketball player Shawan Robinson has been name head boys coach at Panther Creek High in Cary, North Carolina.

Robinson, formerly an assistant to coach L.J. Hepp at Panther Creek, takes over a team that went 22-6 year ago and reached the state 4-A playoffs. Hepp recently gave up the basketball coaching job to concentrate on his duties as athletic director.

“Shawan Robinson is a perfect fit at Panther Creek,” said Hepp. “He holds student-athletes to a high standard academically and from a character standpoint. He is a strong relationship builder. He has a passion for teaching the game."

At Clemson, Robinson was a four-time Academic All-ACC selection, making him one of just six four-time picks in ACC men's basketball history.

Robinson completed his career at Clemson ranked in the top 20 in school history in points, three-point percentage and steals. After graduating from Clemson, he continued playing professional basketball in Germany, England and the Czech Republic for three seasons.

Robinson is a native of Raleigh where he played high school basketball at Leesville Road High School for his father, Darryl, who recently retired from Wake Forest High.

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