Topex Robinson resigns as San Sebastian Stags head coach

TOPEX Robinson has stepped down as head coach of San Sebastian, ending his second stint with the Golden Stags in the NCAA.

Robinson confirmed he has already informed San Sebastian athletic director Reynold Munsayac that he is resigning with the Stags and will no longer finish his contract that runs until March of next year.

Robinson said he resigned in order to give San Sebastian time and free hand in looking for possible coaching candidates.

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“I’m forever grateful to them for the opportunity and for the years I’ve been there,” said Robinson, a member of the Stags’ championship teams in the late 1990s.

“San Sebastian ako kahit bali-baligtarin pa 'yan. I care for the school and its tradition. I just think I’m not fit to lead them,” said Robinson, who expressed willingness to return to the school if called upon.

Robinson first handled the Stags in 2011 and led the school to a Philippine Collegiate Champions League crown, but stepped down midway in the 2012 season. He returned to San Sebastian as head coach before the start of 2013.

After the departure of Calvin Abueva, Ian Sangalang, and Ronald Pascual, the Stags still made it to the Final Four in 2013 but finished with a disappointing 5-13 win-loss card in the recently-concluded Season 90.

During the offseason, San Sebastian got a major blow losing its top star player CJ Perez, who is moving to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP.

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Robinson will now turn his focus on Alaska as an assistant coach and the Jr. NBA program where the company is also involved in.

“I’m looking forward to where my coaching will take me,” said Robinson.

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