By Danny C. Davis
Bruce Robinson is excited to be back coaching basketball in Clinton. Robinson, a former Clinton Arrow basketball player and a 1984 graduate, accepted the job as girls basketball coach at Clinton Christian Academy earlier this summer.
The new CCA coach has had a lot of success coaching at high-level teams like Madison Central, Warren Central, and his alma mater, Clinton High School.
Robinson coached boys basketball back in 2008 at Clinton High School before leaving to coach at Greenville High School for a year, and then he had a ten-year stint as head boys coach at Warren Central.
For the past two years, Robinson has been an assistant basketball coach at Jackson Prep.
Robinson was preparing for the next season at Jackson Prep when he got the opportunity to become the head girls basketball coach at CCA.
“Clinton is my home, where I live, where I went to school, and where I have coached before,” said Robinson, who last coached girls basketball at Yazoo City High School a few years back. “My wife and children and my brothers all went to school in Clinton. This is a wonderful community with so much to offer.”
When asked about coaching girls basketball for the first time in several years, Robinson said coaching boys or girls is very similar.
“Girls’ and boys’ skills are still about the same on the court,” said Robinson.
Right after he was hired, Robinson met with the players and parents and immediately began summer practice.
“We have been working hard on the skills so far this summer and have not scrimmaged another team yet,” said Robinson. “We have a lot of good young players on the team. Last year, they won South State before getting put out by Brookhaven.”
“We feel like we have a chance to be real good this year.”
The Lady Warriors district for basketball will include Central Hinds, River Hills and Tri-County Academy. The schedule for 2023-2024 was already set before Robinson arrived and will once again be very challenging for district and non-district games.
District games will begin in late December.
“CCA is a good place to be right now,” said Robinson. “They have had a lot of growth over the past few years at this school and have now have a very nice basketball facility to play in. Hopefully, we can help grow this program. We are just ecstatic to be here coaching again in Clinton.”