Mika Robinson Resigns from Berry Volleyball Post

Mika Robinson
Mika Robinson

ROME, Ga. -- Mika Robinson has resigned her position as Berry College's head volleyball coach, announced Vikings' athletic director Todd Brooks.

Robinson will take the head coaching position at Rollins College, an NCAA Division II institution in Winter Park, Florida.

Robinson exits Berry after posting a 169-88 overall record (.658 winning percentage) in her eight seasons. Her teams won 86-percent of their conference games (62-10).

Tabbed the Southern Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2013, Robinson led the Vikings to three regular season championships, two SAA tournament titles and two NCAA Division III playoff appearances. This past season, the Vikings qualified for NCAA Championship and hosted the regionals.

While at Berry, Robinson coached six AVCA All-Region selections, ten first-team All-Conference selections, five second-team All Conference selections, five honorable mention All Conference selections, four NAIA All-American Scholar-Athletes and 30 Academic All-Conference selections.

"Although I am extremely happy for Mika and her family, this is a bittersweet day for Berry College," Brooks said. "Mika has been an integral part of our athletic family for the past eight years and even more instrumental in building our volleyball program into one of the most respected Division III programs in the country. More importantly, Mika proved to be a wonderful role model and mentor to those she coached and to so many of our other student-athletes. Our loss is Rollins' gain as they could not have selected a more qualified and deserving candidate."

In addition to her volleyball coaching duties, Robinson served as an assistant athletic director, the department's compliance coordinator and the senior woman administrator.

"It is hard to put into words how much my family and I will miss Berry College," said Robinson. "The last eight years have been incredible both professionally and personally, and we will always be grateful for our time as Vikings! Berry is an incredibly unique place that combines campus beauty, academic excellence, athletic opportunity, and people who truly care about each other, and we will truly miss being a part of this community. I want to thank President Briggs, Dean Heida, and Todd Brooks for taking a chance on me eight years ago--believing in and supporting me throughout my time here--and being committed to taking care of the team I am leaving behind. I also want to thank all of the young women who have worn the Viking jersey for making this an incredible ride. Without question, there will always be a piece of my heart that will be a Viking."

A native of the Sunshine State, Robinson returns to familiar ground with extensive family in Florida. She and her husband, Clint, have a daughter, Bryce, and a son, Clay.