Jersey Retired on March 15, 1976
Wayne Robinson was a central figure in Tech’s early success in the Metro Conference. He was Tech’s leading rebounder in each of his three years as a starter and is ranked fourth among Tech’s career rebound leaders and is 27th in career scoring at Tech. Robinson was a first round selection of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980 NBA Draft and played for both the Lakers and the Detroit Pistons before playing seven seasons professionally in Europe. He was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
7th in career blocked shots at VT with 119
8th in career rebounds at VT with 852
8th in career FG percentage at .517
Led team in Free Throws made in 79-80 with 114
Led team in rebounds and rebound average in ’78, ’79, and ’80.
27th all-time career scoring at VT with 1283 points averaging 11.2 a game.
LA Lakers 1980 NBA Draft Pick, 2nd round, 31st overall pick by the LA Lakers
Europe for 7 seasons
Wayne Robinson serves as the chief diversity practice leader at Wyndham Mills International, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. WMI is an Inc. 500 executive search firm and an industry leading regional provider of innovative technical solutions for high quality recruiting technology.
Robinson spearheads the firm’s diversity division and develops processes related to performance planning assessments, career development, and recruiting. As an executive with more than 15 years’ experience training soon-to-be and experienced hires in career planning and placement, he is known as a team-builder skilled at developing and leading executive recruiting teams.
Robinson has been the architect of numerous strategic partnerships designed to expand and diversify corporate talent pools while creating mutual benefits for corporations and universities.
In addition, he is the founder and serves as the senior pastor of New Millennium Christian Center, also located in Greensboro, where he draws on more than 25 years of Christian teaching and pastoral experience in his ministry.
A member of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame and an ACC Basketball Legend, Robinson credits his college and professional basketball careers with affording him opportunities to travel and make substantial impacts throughout many professional, cultural, and Christian settings. Robinson earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in 1980 and, along with his wife, Renee, has two children, Blake and Holland.
Virginia Tech Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Virginia Tech Outstanding Service to the Institution
Atlantic Coast Conference Hall of Legends
Guilford County Athletic Hall of Fame
Virginia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame
Endowed the Wayne Robinson Presidential Scholarship Fund
The Board of Visitors at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
James A. Naismith Legacy Group
Order of the Long Leaf Pine