Robinson Joining UNC Staff

LSU confirmed Thursday that its special teams coordinator and defensive line assistant, Joe Robinson, is leaving to become North Carolina's defensive line coach.

"Joe Rob did a great job coaching our special teams in his three years with us," LSU coach Les Miles said. "We wish Joe and his family great success in their future endeavors."

Robinson will be UNC's fourth defensive line coach in the last five months. John Blake resigned on Sept. 5 and Charlie Coiner served as his temporary replacement for the remainder of the season. UNC then announced the hiring of Brian Baker on Jan. 10, but Baker opted for a lucrative offer from the Dallas Cowboys less than a month later.

The Joe Robinson File
Born: Sept. 12, 1960, in Abilene, Texas
High School: Fairmont East (Kettering, Ohio)
College: LSU, ‘85

Coaching Experience
1986-87: Catholic High of Pointe Coupee (defensive coordinator, 1986; head coach 1987)
1988: Bastrop High School (defensive coordinator)
1989-91: Louisiana Tech (graduate assistant, 1989; defensive line/recruiting coordinator, 1990-91)
1992-98: Southern Mississippi (defensive line, 1992; defensive line/recruiting coordinator, 1993; linebackers/recruiting coordinator, 1994-96; special teams/recruiting coordinator, 1996-98)
2001: Louisiana Tech (running backs/recruiting coordinator)
2002: Houston (special teams coordinator)
2003: Central Florida (special teams coordinator)
2004-07: Arizona (special teams coordinator/defensive ends)
2008-2010: LSU (special teams coordinator/defensive line)

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