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Kenny Robinson
Hometown: Raleigh, MS
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Coach Kenny Robinson is a versatle and highly successful championship coach who has spent his entire coaching career at Mize High. Kenny hails from Raleigh where he was a four-sport letterman and won the All-Sports Award at Raleigh High. He received college degrees from Southern Miss and William Carey. Coach Robinson joined the coaching ranks in 1981 at Mize where he has remained for 38 years from 1981 to 2019. He worked as an assistant football coach for 16 years before taking over as head coach for antoher 22 seasons. Kenny has coached football, basketball, track, cross country, golf, tennis, and softball for the Mize Bulldogs. He has the distinction of coaching in 466 consecutive gootball games and has never missed a high school game in any sport he coached at Mize. Coach Robinson led the football team to 10 district titles, 2 South State crowns, and two Class 1A State Championships in 2000 and 2004. His gridiron teams had 192 wins and 89 losses and a sparkling district record of 88-19 while making 22 straight playoff appearances with 20 winning seasons. Kenny's best Mize football team was the 2004 squad that finished a perfect 15-0, was ranked no. 1 in the AP Little Ten, and led all Mississippi high schools in offense. He paced the cross country team to 3 district titles and the 1995 Class 1A State Championship; the girls track team to 6 district crowns, 2 conference titles, and 2 South State championships; and the golf team to 3 district titles and 3 state runner-up finishes. He worked as Mize athletic director for 22 years overseeing an 8-person athletic staff and 254 students while continuing to teach and coach. Coach Robinson received 16 coach of the year honors during his career including 10 district awards, and accolades from the MAC, the Clarion Ledger, the Laurel Leader Call, the Taylorsville Post, and WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg. He received the MAC Athletic Director of the Year Award in 2016. Kenny was an assistant coach in 1996 and head coach in 2005 in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic. He was an assistant coach in 2001 and head coach in 2007 in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star football game and worked as an administrative coach in the same game in 2017 and 2018. Coach Robinson served in multiple capacities with the MAC including membership on the Board of Directors, the football committee, and the executive committee along with a term as vice president and president form 2007 to 2009. Kenny also provided leadership to the MHSAA as a member of the lefislateve, district executive, and class 1A-6A committes. Coach Robinson is a frequent speaker who has appeared at Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, and MAC clinics.