Wendie Austin-Robinson will begin her eleventh year as the head softball coach at Centre. After taking over a program that won just 10 games combined in the previous two years, Austin has made Centre one of the top softball programs in the conference.
Austin-Robinson has twice been named the SCAC's Softball Coach-of-the-Year. She was named Co-Coach of the Year in 2003 after guiding the Colonels to a then school record 19 wins and a birth in the SCAC Tournament Championship game.
She was again named Coach-of-the-Year in 2007 after leading the Colonels to a new school record 23 wins and another birth in the SCAC Tournament championship game.
Austin-Robinson would again have a successful season in 2008 as the team finished with an overall record of 22-20 and finished in third place in the conference.
Entering her 11th season as the head coach, Austin-Robinson has compiled a 155-209 record.
Austin-Robinson was also named head women's basketball coach in the summer of 2005. She had spent eight seasons as the assistant coach for her alma mater prior to taking over as the head coach. In her four years on the hardwood, she was the only Colonel to be named a two-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
In 2004, Austin-Robinson became only the sixth women’s basketball player in school history to be inducted into the Centre College Athletic Hall-of-Fame. One year later, she was the only Centre member of the SCAC 15th Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team, which recognized the top basketball players in the first 15 years of the conference’s existence.
Austin-Robinson, an all-SCAC 1st team center for three years, led the Colonels to four consecutive conference championships. She was named a Southern Region All-American as a junior and a third team NCAA All-American as a senior. For her career, Austin-Robinson’s teams won 71 games as she became Centre’s all-time leader in rebounds with 773. Austin-Robinson is one of twelve Colonels with over 1,000 career points. She finished her playing career in 1994 with 1,343 points, fourth on Centre's Career Scoring Leaders list.
Not only was she named the SCAC’s top player as both a junior and senior, but Austin-Robinson also finished second in the voting as a sophomore.
In 2000, Austin-Robinson received her master’s degree in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky University. A native of Burgin, Ky., Austin-Robinson coached the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at King Middle School in Mercer County, where she also served as the athletic director. On June 28, 2003 she married Fred Robinson.