Cornell Robinson (right) at the 2018 Walsh Ironman (Photo Courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
About three weeks after we reported that Wyoming Seminary's head coach Scott Green was leaving the program to pursue a coaching position with Army West Point, the school filled their vacancy by hiring Cornell Robinson as its next head coach.
Robinson comes to Wyoming Seminary after serving as the head coach at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He has led the Christian Brothers program since the 2014-15 season. Along the way, Robinson's team captured Missouri state titles in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
In addition to his high school coaching accolades, Robinson and his wrestlers have enjoyed success on the international stage. Joshua Saunders made a Cadet and Junior World Team while at CBC in 2018. Cevion Severado was a Junior World silver medalist in 2017 in Greco Roman. Severado also captured a gold medal at the Pan-American Championships the following year. Robinson has become an integral part of USA Wrestling's coaching staff. He was a coach on the 2021 Cadet World team that finished second in men's freestyle with six world medalists. One of those medalists was another of his CBC wrestlers, Luke Lilledahl. Luke was a silver medalist at 48 kg.
Robinson will take over a team that is expected to contend for a National Prep title and the number one spot in the national high school rankings. At least eight members of the 2021-22 team are currently in the national rankings, courtesy of MatScouts.