New Yorktown AD, football coach ready to get going


June 28, 2013 at 1:28 a.m.

Ty Robinson is doing his best to make up for lost time.

Robinson was named athletic director and head football coach at Yorktown at a meeting of the school district's board of trustees on Thursday.

He met with some of his players Friday, and plans to start work Monday.

"I need to learn a little about them," Robinson said, "and they need to learn a little about me."

Robinson got the job a week after the Yorktown trustees hired Alan Umholtz, as the district's superintendent.

Robinson previously worked with Umholtz as the athletic director and head football coach at Overton in 2008 and 2009 and had a record of 7-13.

Robinson comes to Yorktown from Palestine where he was the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.

He was also a defensive coordinator at Jasper and Carthage.

Robinson was an assistant at Odessa Permian and worked at Agua Dulce in 2002 and 2003, where he became familiar with Yorktown.

"I coached against them when I was at Agua Dulce," he said. "I always thought they had a good mix of kids."

Robinson will replace Trey Alexander, who had been the athletic director and head football coach for two seasons, and the high school principal for five years before resigning from all three positions earlier this month.

Robinson said he was commuting 70 miles to work in Palestine, and his family is looking forward to moving to a smaller community.

The move will also bring Robinson closer to his brother, Bo, who is the athletic director and head football coach at La Vernia.

Yorktown had an overall record of 6-4 last season. The Wildcats were 1-3 in District 15-1A, Division I and finished fourth behind Shiner, Three Rivers and Ganado.

"We can't worry about what we can't control," Robinson said. "We can only take care of what we do ourselves. We're going to work hard to get better."



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