Carpinteria High School has appointed Mario Robinson to the position of head football coach, effective immediately. “Coach Robinson has hit the ground running and his enthusiasm and organizational skills will benefit the program and school community,” said Pat Cooney, CHS athletic director. “Of course, coach Robinson has big shoes to fill as he follows a legacy of solid football coaches at Carpinteria High School.” Cooney noted that Robinson is excited to wear the Warrior shoes but wants to take the team down a new path. “We are confident that Coach Robinson will provide a setting for student athletes to thrive and grow,” added Cooney.
Robinson has long-standing connections with Carpinteria. In 1998, he started his football coaching career as head coach for the senior team at the Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club—that year, they won the Super Bowl. He continued his career as a coach in the Oxnard School District at various high schools, including Huemene, Pacifica and most recently, Channel Island High School. Throughout his career, Robinson has served at different levels, from head coach for freshmen and junior varsity, to offensive coordinator at the varsity level. As Warriors head coach, Robinson looks forward to creating a strong team environment, along with emphasizing academics and sportsmanship.
A native of Los Angeles, Robinson played football for Pacific Palisades. He then attended Santa Barbara City College before transferring to San Francisco State University where he played football and earned his Bachelor of Arts in recreation. He has been married to his wife, Leticia, a CHS alumna, for 25 years. They are both excited to rejoin the Warrior family.
“Our goal is to win, but also to win the right way, to be role models to our community and represent Carpinteria High School with pride,” said Robinson. “We’re all in! Warrior spirit never dies!”