CHARLESTON, SC -
Medal of Honor Bowl Chairman Tommy McQueeney has announced that retired basketball coaches Bobby Cremins and Les Robinson will serve as honorary special teams coaches.
Cremins will be assigned to the National team that is coached by Chan Gailey while Robinson will serve with Ralph Friedgen and the American team.
Set for 2 pm on Saturday, January 11 at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium, the Medal of Honor Bowl is a premier all-star game featuring the nation's top draft-eligible college football players as projected for the NFL draft. The game honors the Medal of Honor recipients and the game's beneficiaries, the Medal of Honor Museum Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.
"Bobby Cremins and Les Robinson are Lowcountry legends in basketball, and they will add a lot to the coaching staffs and to the players," said McQueeney. "While neither has extensive knowledge with the ball that isn't round, they both have tremendous coaching knowledge and will be an added benefit to the players."
Although not there at the same time, Cremins and Gailey both guided Georgia Tech teams to successful seasons. Robinson was The Citadel's head basketball coach when Friedgen was the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator.
Cremins, a 31-year head basketball coach veteran, enjoyed stints at Appalachian State, Georgia Tech and College of Charleston and amassed a 570-367 overall record.
Robinson, who spent 22 years as a head basketball coach, is the only person in NCAA Division I history to serve as director of athletics and head basketball coach at three institutions (The Citadel, East Tennessee State and North Carolina State).