Enid’s Shannon Robinson – Coach of the Month Presented by Rick’s Pharmacy

By Ryan Stone

The Enid Coach of the Month is volleyball coach Shannon Robinson. She is currently in her third season as the head coach at Enid and her fourth season on the staff. Robinson grew up in West Texas and comes from a long line of educators and coaches. She played basketball and ran track at Sul Ross State University.

Before having her two children she used to coach volleyball and basketball in West Texas. Robinson came to Enid when her husband was named the principal Long Fellow Middle School. When she arrived, Enid needed a volleyball coach after she served as an assistant her first season. She is passionate about coaching kids and her role as a math teacher.

“I just love the kids and making the connections and just trying to make a difference in and out of the classroom,” said Robinson, “I have students that I’m in touch with from when I first started teaching from 16-17 years ago. I love the challenge of teaching math, just getting to help kids use their brains.”

Robinson has guided Enid to a 6-8 start so far this season and has been proud of the way her team has played.

“Every game we’ve played has been very competitive and they don’t give up. They’re all nice girls some of them just need to get a little mean on the court. They’re fun to coach and they want to win and play well. They’re all really smart also, most are in AP classes, so they take their education seriously,” said Robinson.

Coach Robinson says the team’s goal is to keep getting better as the season goes on. Enid hopes to be playing their best when regionals begin so they can advance for the first time with Robinson as coach.

Shannon Robinson is well deserving of the Enid Coach of the Month honor.