Class of 2010
Sport : Basketball : Catawba College
Dave Robbins, native of North Carolina and a graduate of Catawba College, is the winningest College Basketball Coach in Virginia history. Before becoming a collegiate head coach, he led his team at Thomas Jefferson High School to a Virginia State Championship. Robbins began coaching collegiate basketball in 1978 and for over a quarter of a century, he held the head coach position at Virginia Union University where he holds three NCAA titles, eight NCAA regional championships, eight trips to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight with seven Final Four appearances, 13 CIAA championships and a winning percentage of .785. He has a winning record of 713-194 over thirty years. Robbins is only the second coach ever to win NCAA Tournament titles in three different decades. During his tenure at VUU, Robbins produced four Division II players of the year, eight Consensus first team All-Americans and five NBA players; Ben Wallace, Charles Oakley, Terry Davis, Jamie Waller and AJ English. He produced 11 student athletes selected as MVP of the CIAA Tournament. In 1992, 1994, 1995 and 1996 VUU had the best field goal percentage in the nation and they currently hold the NCAA record for field goal defense percentage (35.9% in 1994). He is a member of the Virginia Union Hall of Fame and the CIAA Hall of Fame. Robbins officially retired on April 15, 2008, turning the program over to long-time assistant Willard Coker.