Former NWCC Coach Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Kenny Robbins (center) accepts awards on behalf of his late father, former Northwest Mississippi Community College Coach Kenneth “Cat” Robbins, who was inducted into the Mississippi Community & Junior College Sports Hall of Fame April 28 in Jackson. Congratulating Robbins is Northwest President Dr. Gary Spears (left) and Athletic Director Donny Castle.

Former Northwest Mississippi Community College basketball coach Kenneth “Cat” Robbins was one of 15 inductees into the Mississippi Community & Junior College Sports Hall of Fame April 28 in Jackson.

Robbins, who passed away in 2000, was represented at the event by his son Kenny Robbins of Madison.

During his 18-year tenure at Northwest from 1975 through 1993, Robbins complied a record of 243-166. Robbins led the program to three MACJC north division championships, three MACJC state championships, aand one Region VII crown. His teams finished runner-up for the north division title on five occasions, and were state runners-up three times.

Northwest honored Robbins in 1979 for achieving 1,000 career victories. Robbins, who was inducted into the Northwest’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, was 1,236-383 in 40 years of coaching for a winning percentage of 76.6.

Robbins earned honors including Region VII Coach of the Year, Mississippi Junior College Coach of the Year, and Babe McCarthy Tipoff Club Junior College Coach of the Year.

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