Tyler Robinson joined the Hope College Men’s Soccer program as an assistant coach in the 2018 season. He specializes in goalkeeping training and coaching.
Robinson has been a varsity head coach at the high school level for a decade before joining the Flying Dutchmen.
A native of Lansing, Michigan, Robinson was a decorated goalkeeper at Michigan State University under head coach Joe Baum. In his senior year in 2002, he earned numerous honors for the Spartans, including First Team All-Big Ten, All-Great Lakes Region, Academic All-Big Ten, and Second Team Academic All-America.
In high school, Robinson claimed all-conference and all-district honors in soccer at Lansing Waverly. He was all-conference in basketball as well as all-state and All-American in lacrosse.
"I feel incredibly fortunate to have Tyler on staff," head coach Dave Brandt said. "An experienced and high level goalkeeper himself in his playing days, Tyler is an excellent teacher and coach, but moreover, he is much loved by not only our program's goalkeepers, but our entire team, for the kind of person and example he is. Tyler is deeply invested in the guys as players and as people, and is one of the highest-quality individuals you will ever meet. His value to our team and program is off the charts."
Robinson and his wife, Lauren, a 2006 Hope College graduate, both work in the Hamilton school district. He is a high school English language arts teacher. Lauren, a former Hope women’s soccer player under head coach Leigh Sears, is a high school counselor for the school district. The couple has a daughter, Brielle. He also has a daughter, Quinn.
Robinson also is the varsity head girls soccer coach at Hamilton. He previously coached varsity boys soccer at Hamilton as well.