Dub Robinson

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W.T. "Dub" Robinson (October 6, 1912 – December 14, 1987) was the head men’s tennis coach at Louisiana State University. Robinson succeeded Mike Donahue in 1948 and recorded a record of 173-173-9 from 1948-1974. He returned to coach the Tigers for one season in 1979, replacing his first successor, Steve Carter. The Tigers finished 16-7 in 1979, leaving Robinson with an overall record of 189-180-9 in 28 seasons as head coach. His teams finished as SEC Runner-Up four times. He was succeeded by Steve Strome in 1980. LSU named its tennis stadium, W.T. "Dub" Robinson Stadium (1976-2014), after Dub Robinson.

Dub's youngest son, Johnny Robinson, is a former American football all-star safety who graduated from Louisiana State University and later played for the American Football League's Dallas Texans-Kansas City Chiefs.

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Preceded by
Mike Donahue
LSU Tigers Head Men's Tennis Coach
1948-1974
Succeeded by
Steve Carter
Preceded by
Steve Carter
LSU Tigers Head Men's Tennis Coach
1979
Succeeded by
Steve Strome