SAN ANTONIO – Florida State Assistant Athletics Director for Football Mark Robinson was named the nation’s top Director of Football Operations on Monday during the FootballScoop FBS support staff awards presented by ProGrass at the AFCA convention.
Robinson just completed his third year in charge of Florida State’s football operations. In his role, Robinson oversees the day-to-day operations of the FSU football program which includes monitoring budgets, scholarships, team travel, housing, camps, clinics, NFL relations and other administrative duties.
FSU is 37-4 and has gone to three consecutive BCS/New Year’s Six Bowl Games since Robinson’s arrival in January 2013. In Robinson’s first season, the Seminoles finished 14-0 and won the 2013 BCS National Championship.
Robinson has helped develop and oversee several multi-million dollar renovation projects of the football facilities, including the coaches’ offices, locker room, lobbies, and – this winter – a state-of-the art player’s lounge. Robinson has kept the Noles at the forefront of the college football world with his innovative plans and accommodations for players and staff.
Robinson came to Florida State after spending five years as the Director of Football Operations at Arkansas and five years as the football operations assistant at Texas A&M. Robinson played on the offensive line at Appalachian State from 1998-2002, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in communications.
The Greensboro, N.C., native is married to the former Valerie Lynch. They have three children, Caroline, Rocco, and Nate.