Danny Robinson was inducted into the Suwannee High School Sports Hall of Fame during halftime of the Bulldogs’ Sept. 8 football game against Gainesville High.

Coach Danny Robinson is a 1972 graduate of Suwannee High School. He played football for SHS from 1968 to 1971. He played defensive end, offensive guard and was the place kicker for the Bulldogs. Robinson was named first-team All-Conference in the Florida Star Conference his senior year.

Robinson received a scholarship to play football for the Mississippi College Choctaws in Clinton, Miss. He played defensive end and was selected to the All-Conference team in the Gulf South Conference in 1976. While at Mississippi College he received his bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Robinson began his teaching career in 1980, when he was hired by the Suwannee County School System to teach physical education at Suwannee Middle School. He was also named head football coach for the SMS Bullpups. Robinson began his 26th consecutive year in that position in 2006. His overall coaching record in those 188 games is a remarkable 153 wins and 30 losses. Twelve times his teams have gone undefeated, and between the years of 1985-1990, his teams reeled off a string of 36 consecutive wins. The Bullpups won the conference title in the very first year of conference play, and then won it again in 2002.

Robinson has had the privilege of coaching some very talented football players as head coach at SMS, including two current NFL players, Andra Davis of the Cleveland Browns and Kelly Jennings of the Seattle Seahawks as well as Arena League 2 player Matt Jackson of the Macon Knights. Robinson has also coached numerous other players who went on to play at the collegiate level at colleges throughout the nation.

Besides coaching the football team, Robinson started and coached the first wrestling team at the middle school. Although he no longer coaches the wrestling team, it continues to be a winning program and is a great feeder program for the high school wrestling team.

Robinson’s wife of 21 years, Susan, is a language arts teacher at SMS, and their daughter, Megan, recently received her diploma from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville and will continue her education at University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

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