A witness to the vision for Illinois State basketball, Daniyal Robinson continued his journey with Porter Moser to Redbird Arena and enters his fourth season with the Redbirds.
Prior to joining the Illinois State coaching staff, Robinson spent three seasons as the administrative assistant under Moser at Arkansas-Little Rock where the tandem orchestrated the largest turnaround in Sun Belt Conference history.
As a player, Robinson lettered from 1996-98 with Arkansas-Little Rock after transferring from Indian Hills Community College. With the Trojans, Robinson started in 15 games and played in 28 as a junior. In his senior season he was voted co-captain.
At Indian Hills, Robinson averaged 11 points and six rebounds as a sophomore on a team that posted a 35-4 record. He was named second team all-region as the team won state and regional championships and advanced to the junior college national tournament. Indian Hills was ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press in the final regular-season poll.
He spent his prep career at Rock Island High School, under Duncan Reid, and was twice named to the IBCA All-State Team and was a two-time all-conference selection. Robinson was also named to the Quad City Times All-Metro First Team as well as team captain and most valuable player. Robinson received his bachelor's degree from UALR in health education in 1999.
He and his wife, Kim, along with their daughter, Devyn (3), and son, Reese (1), reside in Bloomington.