(updated September 2020)
Amanda Robinson is in her fourth season as the head trainer for the Florida State men’s basketball team.
Robinson has been a member of each of the Seminoles’ last three NCAA Tournament teams in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She helped Florida State reach the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Championship with victories over Missouri, Xavier and Gonzaga and the Sweet 16 of the 2019 NCAA Tournament with wins over Vermont and Murray State. Florida State’s appearance in the Elite Eight in 2018 marked the third time in school history – and first time since 1993 – the Seminoles’ reached a regional final. The Seminoles closed their season only one win from reaching the second Final Four in school history.
Robinson helped the Seminoles win the ACC Regular Season Championship in 2020 – the first regular season ACC Championship in school history.
She joined the Florida State Athletic Department in 2012 and began working with the men’s basketball team in 2017. She assists with daily medical operations for the basketball team, provides mentorship for Sports Medicine Department graduate assistants and interns, and coordinates various Sports Medicine staff development initiatives.
Prior to working with the men’s basketball team, Robinson served four seasons with Florida State’s women’s volleyball and women’s golf teams.
Robinson received her first Master’s Degree in Sport Management in 2014. With the help of an esteemed academic committee that included former Florida State head volleyball coach and FSU Hall of Fame member Dr. Cecile Reynaud, she defended her thesis entitled “Factors Influencing Collegiate Volleyball Shoe Selection: An Institutionalized Perspective”.
Robinson completed her MBA from Florida State in 2016. While in her MBA program, she coordinated a medical administration internship focused on the daily supply-chain operations and organizational behavior of the sports medicine department at Florida State.
Robinson earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida in 2012. As an athletic training student she worked primarily with the women’s basketball team while also working with the football, women’s track, baseball, and cheer/dance teams.
Robinson is the oldest of four children to Tony and Tanya Robinson.
She is originally from Orlando, Fla.