ROBINSON STEPS DOWN AS COACH FOR NEW ROLE AT CUMMINGS
BURLINGTON— George Robinson, who in a dozen years directed Burlington Cummings High School to five North Carolins High School Athletic Association championships in men’s basketball, is stepping aside from the position to take another role at the school, according to the Burlington Times-News.
Robinson, 42, became an assistant principal earlier this week at Cummings, with Alamance-Burlington School System policy preventing him from also holding a coaching role in his new capacity.
Chas Criss, in his first season as an assistant coach with the team, has been promoted to head coach. Criss previously spent two seasons as the junior varsity boys’ coach and has helped with the Cummings girls’ basketball program in the past.
Robinson has been in line for the administrative role at the school and his hiring has been speculated for weeks.
Robinson said ideally the change wouldn’t come in the middle of a season. “You can know something is going to be coming and not be totally prepared for it,” he said. “I’ve been in a real, real, real good situation. And I’m still going to be in a good situation.”