College Men

Kansas State tabs Memphis' Robbins as men's coach

Monday, May 19, 2014

Grant Robbins, who sent 15 seasons as the head men's golf coach at Memphis, has accepted the same position at Kansas State, the school announced Monday.

Robbins replaces former Wildcats' head coach Tim Norris, who retired after 17 seasons at Kansas State.

"I am excited and honored to have been chosen to lead the men's golf program at Kansas State," Robbins said in a release. "Having coached at my alma mater for 11 years, it was going to take something very special for me to leave, and K-State is a very special place."

Robbins, a Memphis native and four-year letterwinner for the Tigers, was the Conference USA coach of the year in 2008 and '12, and led Memphis to 11 tournament team titles during his tenure. The Tigers also qualified for the 2012 NCAA Championship and made five NCAA regional appearances under Robbins, including this season.

Prior to Memphis, Robbins served as the head coach at North Carolina-Wilmington from 1999-2003, and guided the Seahawks to their first NCAA regional appearance in 2003. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.