Satellite Scorpion’s Knox Robinson Steps Down as Head Football Coach After Accepting Job in January
By Space Coast Daily // May 26, 2022
Robinson accepted the head coach position following coach kimmey's resignation in Jan.
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Satellite High School’s head football coach Knox Robinson has stepped down as Head Coach after accepting the position back in January.
Satellite High School Coach Greg Underwood will lead the off-season workout program.
Scorps will begin their head coaching search for the second time this year.
Robinson released the following statement on Thursday to announce his resignation:
Today I submitted my letter of resignation and stepped down as the head coach. I made this decision for personal reasons.
While I do not wish to go into full details in this letter I believe it is in the best interest of my family – my wife and two small children, to step away at this time.
I am making this decision for the health and happiness of our family.
I am grateful for the opportunity I was given back in January. I am thankful for all of the support our program received and for the hard work and buy-in of the players.
This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but it is also the most simple decision I have ever made.
We had an extremely successful off-season and spring practice that culminated with a win over a very talented football team across the bridge.
Throughout this off-season, our program has continued to grow in terms of the number of student-athletes participating.
We ended spring with 103 players and have had several more reach out about joining the team over the summer.
Financially (Thanks to our amazing TDC and the dedicated leadership of that group) we have deep financial resources. Thanks to the TDC and parent support we have invested close to 20K in weight-room equipment upgrades that this program will be able to enjoy and utilize for years to come.
I commend the players in this program for their hard work and dedication this off-season in the weight room. Our numbers of players in the 700/800/900/1000 pound max clubs soared from 8 back in February to 36 on our last max day last week.
I saw the results translate to the field in the spring and enjoyed watching players who had not been previous varsity contributors look like different players on the field in the spring. I am very proud of the 6 rising seniors that received college scholarship offers this semester. That number will continue to grow.
There are so many great things about this program, this school, and the community. This made it a very tough decision to step down. One thing I said when I took over a great program from Coach Kimmey, a standard has been set and it’s bigger than one man.
I truly believe that. We continued to grow, to build, and because of where we’re at in a position of strength coming out of spring practice I thought this was the best time to make this decision so that the next Head Coach has time to build and put his stamp on things going into the season.
This program deserves someone who can put their entire focus and attention into it at all times, and I am unable to do that right now due to unforeseen personal circumstances.
I am not taking another coaching job. My plan is to return as a teacher. There’s not a greener football pasture out there. I just need to have time outside of the normal school day for my family to take care of them.
To all of the players. I want to say I love you and appreciate you and if there is anything you need from me or I can help you with my door is open to you.
Thanks for everything, Go Scorps!
WATCH: Satellite High School’s former head football coach Knox Robinson sat down with Space Coast Daily’s Juan Rodriguez to talk about his new position for the Scorps.