Director of Sports Medicine Robin Gibson is in her 27th year at Florida State and in her seventh season handling the athletic training duties for the women’s soccer team. In her six previous seasons with the soccer team, Florida State has made six straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight including three consecutive trips to the College Cup in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Seminoles claimed ACC regular season titles in 2009 and 2012 and captured two ACC championships in 2011 and 2013.
She joined the soccer program following a successful tenure with the Seminole softball team which covered 20 seasons. During her time with the softball team, Florida State captured 10 ACC Championships including six straight from 1995 to 2000. The Seminole softball team also made 18 NCAA Regional appearances and six trips to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Gibson began her career at Florida State as a graduate assistant and worked her way to her current position of Director of Sports Medicine. Along with maintaining an active role as an athletic trainer for the women’s soccer team, Gibson is responsible for the supervision of the athletic training program which involves the evaluation, identification, treatment, care and rehabilitation of the clinical oversight of 12 full-time staff, nine graduate assistant athletic trainers and 50 athletic training students.
She also has had the opportunity to collaborate with several athletes at Florida State who have gone on to play professionally as well as in the Olympics and internationally including Kassey Kallman, FC Kansas City (2014); Kelsey Wys, Western NY Flash (2014); Tiffany McCarty, Houston Dash (2014), Washington Spirit (2013); Toni Pressley, Washington Spirit (2013); Taylor Vancil, Chicago Red Stars (2013); Becky Edwards, Houston Dash (2014), Portland Thorns (2013), NY Western Flash (2011), FC Gold Pride (2010), United States (2008); Amanda DaCosta, Liverpool Ladies (2012); magicJack (2011); Erika Sutton, Boston Breakers (2009); Yuruby Alicart, Venezuela (2008); Tiffany McDonald, Great Britain (2006); Veronica Wootson, Akron Racers (2007); Jessica van der Linden, Arizona Heat (2004) and Leslie Malerich, Connecticut Brackettes (2005-06).
Gibson is a 1985 graduate of San Diego State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training. While at San Diego State, she served as an athletic training student for two years.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Gibson is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Florida licensed athletic trainer. She also completed her first Ironman competition in Lake Placid, N.Y. in July 2011.