Honored as the first Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame, Don Robinson coached and administered himself into a gymnastics icon.
Following a fruitful run of nine conference and four state championships as a high school coach in Colorado, he moved on to the collegiate level. In the NCAA, Robinson coached at New Mexico University before settling in at Arizona State University, where he won six Pac-10 Conference titles and 13 NCAA top finishes in more than 30 seasons.
Simultaneously, he organized the first two Coaches Congresses in 1965 and 1966, as well as became instrumental in the United States Gymnastics Federation. Additionally, Robinson served as President of the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches.