Robbie Laing

Robbie Laing (born March 5, 1958)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: UCF Knights (Head coach: Johnny Dawkins)
Current conference: American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)
Teams coached: Campbell Fighting Camels
Campbell record: 114-185 (.381)
Overall record^: 114-185 (.381)

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Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present UCF (asst)
2014-2016 Florida Atlantic (asst)
2003-2013 Campbell
2000-2003 Kansas State (asst)
1999-2000 Southern Miss (asst)
1996-1999 Jones County JC
1994-1996 Auburn (asst)
1993-1994 Clemson (asst)
1987-1993 Georgia Southern (asst)
1986-1987 Western Kentucky (asst)
1984-1986 Georgia Southern (asst)
1982-1984 Troy (asst)

Robbie Laing Facts

  • Robert Alan Laing
  • Born March 5, 1958
  • Hometown: Eufaula, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: Troy University (BS, 1982)
  • Born in Michigan and raised in Alabama, Laing graduated from Lakeside HS (AL) before heading to Vanderbilt to play football
    • After one year, he switched back to basketball and played one year each at Okaloosa-Walton CC (FL) and Seminole CC (FL)
    • Transferred back home to Troy in 1980, spending two seasons playing for the Trojans and head coach Wes Bizilia
  • Spent one year coaching at Montgomery Academy (AL), then joined the staff of new Troy head coach Don Maestri as an assistant in 1982
  • After two years at his alma mater, Laing spent eight of the next nine seasons as an assistant under Frank Kerns at Georgia Southern
    • In between stints, he spent one year on Murray Arnold‘s staff at Western Kentucky in which the Toppers went to the NCAA Tournament
  • Spent three seasons as an assistant under Cliff Ellis (one at Clemson and two at Auburn) before becoming the head coach at Jones County JC in Ellisville, MS in 1996; led the program there for three seasons
  • Returned to D-I in 1999, spending one year on James Green‘s staff at Southern Miss then three years working for Jim Wooldridge at Kansas State
  • Hired in 2003 to be the head coach at Campbell, spending the next ten seasons in that role
    • Went 114-185 overall with just two winning seasons; highlight was the 2009-10 season in which the Camels won a share of the Atlantic Sun title and Laing was named Atlantic Sun COY
    • Laing was let go in 2013 with no postseason appearances as head coach
  • A year later, Laing was hired as an assistant at FAU by Michael Curry, who played at Georgia Southern while Laing was coaching there
  • Has been at UCF since 2016, working as an assistant coach to Johnny Dawkins
    • During his tenure, the Knights have finished above .500 in all but one season and have been to one NCAA Tournament and one NIT

Robbie Laing Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only

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