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Clif Robbins
Clif  Robbins

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Texas, 2007


Busch Announces Three Additions to Virginia Swimming and Diving Staff

Cory Chitwood, Sam Busch and Clif Robbins tabbed as assistant coaches

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Clif Robbins was named an assistant swimming and diving coach at Virginia in the summer of 2013. Robbins works primarily with the middle distance stroke/IM swimmers.

In his first season, Robbins helped guide three Cavaliers, Luke Papendick (men's 200 back), Yannick Kaeser (men's 200 breast) and Laura Simon (women's 200 breast) to honorable mention All-America honors, while the trio along with Ellen Williamson combined for six school records. In 2014-15, Williamson and Kaeser broke school records in the women's 100 fly and men's 100 breast and earned honorable mention All-America honors in the women's 200 IM and men's 100 breast, respectively.

Before coming to Charlottesville, Robbins was an assistant coach under UVa head coach Augie Busch at Houston for the 2012-13 season after serving as a volunteer assistant in 2011-12.

Robbins helped guide the Cougars to a program-best second-place finish in Conference USA in 2013. The Cougars recorded personal-best times in 90 percent of their swims and broke seven school records in 2013 while achieving a program-best 3.42 team GPA.

Prior to UH, served as both the head swim coach and aquatics program director at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston.

A 2007 graduate of Texas, Robbins was a four-year letter winner for the Longhorns. Robbins competed at the US National Championships three times while at Texas and helped the Longhorns to four consecutive Big 12 Championships.


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