CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte baseball Head Coach Loren Hibbs has announced that Bo Robinson will join the Niners coaching staff in a full time role as the new assistant coach taking over for Kris Rochelle. Robinson had previously served as the volunteer assistant and third base coach in each of the previous two seasons.
“We are thrilled to add Bo to our coaching staff in a full time capacity,” remarked Hibbs. “I know he is ready to get to work. His knowledge, ability to teach and recruiting ties in this region will be beneficial as we move forward in Conference USA.”
Robinson remains the only player in Niners history to record 100 RBI in a season in 1998 leading Charlotte to becoming one of the nation’s 48 NCAA tournament teams. His season rampage continued with a school-record 32 doubles out of his 106 hits. Robinson set and currently still holds the career mark for doubles (82,), RBI (232) and total bases (499). He is second all-time in hits (289), third in runs (198) and homers (38).
He is one of five players in team history to win a league batting title, hitting .424 for Charlotte in Conference USA in 1998. He earned one First-Team and three Second-Team All-America honors after that season, adding to a Freshman All-American honor in 1995.
He was the Seattle Mariners Minor League Player of the Year in 1999 after winning the Midwest League batting title with a .329 average. He also scored 101 runs, posted 102 RBI with 108 walks that season. He followed that with 97 RBI and a .313 average with Lancaster to earn an All-Star nod in the California League. He also spent time in the Yankees and Cardinals organizations advancing as high as triple-A with the Columbus Clippers inside the Yankees organization.
Robinson is one of the most respected hitting instructors in the Charlotte region, previously holding the post of Director of Player Development with the On Deck Baseball Skill Development Academy. He joined On Deck in 2000 with former 49er Jason Hill.
“I also want to thank Jason Hill and On Deck for allowing Bo to go through the process,” continued Hibbs. “Jason is a former player at Charlotte and runs a class program at On Deck.”