Andrews' Robinson steps down as A.D.

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 11:02 PM

T.W. Andrews athletics director Ben Robinson has decided to make a change.

After five years at the helm of the school’s athletic program, he will step down at the end of the month and return to the classroom.

Robinson cited his family as the main reason for the decision. He has three children under 10 years old, and the time away from his family was simply too much.

“It’s bittersweet to me,” Robinson said. “I loved my time as athletic director at Andrews. But family comes first.”

Robinson began his career at Andrews as a social studies teacher in 2006. He was also the baseball coach for a year and a half before taking the A.D. job in 2008.

“Ben has contributed a great deal to the school,” Andrews principal Rodney Wilds said. “He has been a dedicated A.D. and a champion of the student-athletes. 

“And I respect his decision to devote more time to his family. The A.D. job can be very demanding and time-consuming.”

The search for the next Andrews A.D. begins immediately, with the job opening to be posted on the Guilford County Schools website, Wilds said. 

Because the current coaches are also full-time teachers at the school, the candidates will likely come from outside the school.

Although the school would like the fill the job as quickly as possible, the over-arching goal is to find the right person, Wilds said.

“We don’t want to rush it,” he said. “We want to find someone of quality who has the same vision and beliefs as those here at Andrews.”