Vincent Robinson helped Chattanooga to the 1988 NCAA Tournament
Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.---Former Chattanooga Mocs forward Vincent Robinson is being inducted into the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame the organization announced this past weekend. Robinson is part of the first class. Jackson County is in northeast Alabama where Robinson’s hometown of Bridgeport is located.
Robinson played in 55 games, starting 16, over the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons. He was a key reserve on the 1988 Southern Conference Tournament Championship team. For his career, Robinson averaged 6.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
He is best known for his 17-point, 20-rebound effort in the Mocs home win over Tennessee State on December 29, 1988. The 20 boards was a DI era record that stood until Martynas Katelynas snagged 21 in the 2005 SoCon Tournament semifinal win over Appalachian State.
Robinson posted a total of eight double-doubles in his two campaigns. His first came on December 21, 1987 with 11 points and 10 rebounds helping key a 71-70 win over Texas in McKenzie Arena. He grabbed 10 or more rebounds 15 times.
He was a basketball and football standout at Bridgeport High School from 1984-87 where he was an All-American basketball player earning Alabama’s Mr. Basketball as a senior. Not only was a star on the hardwood, Robinson was an all-state football performer and made the all-county team in baseball. He signed with Memphis State out of high school before transferring to complete his career at Chattanooga.
Robinson joins local Jackson County legends Q.K. Carter, Robert “Bigfoot” Clemens, Paul Cooley, Josh Esslinger, Don Jacobs, Ray Maxwell, John Meadows, Larry Morris, Mickey “Guy” O’Brien, Sanders Russell, C.B. “Red” Strickland, Wallace Tinker, Dr. Pat Trammell and Don Webb. Clemens played football at Georgia where he is in the school’s athletic hall of fame, while Russell was a harness racer who amassed 1,116 wins including 20 major stakes setting world records in 1946 and 1955. Trammell was starting quarterback at Alabama during its 1961 National Championship campaign.
Currently fans can renew season tickets for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign at the link above on GoMocs.com or by calling the Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627). The renewal period ends August 1.
There is a Select-A-Seat Party planned for Thursday, August 7. It is open to the public with patrons getting to select their season tickets from 5-7 p.m. All open seats after the event are available online or by calling the ticket office at 10 a.m., Friday, August 8.
There are two pricing levels for lower level seating at McKenzie Arena. The padded, center sections on both sides of the court are $185 plus a required donation to the Mocs Club. Corner and end zone lower level seats, along with the gold circle, are $160. There is a $25 discount for alumni.
GoMocs.com is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs. The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page or on Twitter. Find out how to join the UTC Mocs Club and support more than 300 student-athletes by clicking here.