Robin Muller served as the director of basketball operations at South Carolina for five seasons. In that role, she organized the team and coaching staff, allowing them to keep their energies concentrated on the court. Muller's responsibilities included coordinating team travel, organizing and managing all summer camps, monitoring the team's academic progress, supervising all non-coaching personnel and assisting head coach Susan Walvius in her daily schedule. She also served as the radio analyst on the broadcasts of South Carolina's games.
Muller joined the South Carolina staff after working as a women's basketball television color commentator for three years. She appeared on ACC, MAC and SEC game telecasts for Fox Sports and ESPN. She continued in that role throughout her tenure in Columbia.
Serving as the head women's basketball coach at Winthrop University for eight years (1993-2000), Muller led the Lady Eagles to their most successful run in school history. Under her direction, Winthrop achieved its first Big South championship appearance in 1996, before falling to Radford, 85-83. That success earned Muller the Big South Coach of the Year award.
During the summer of 1993, Muller was invited to serve as the head coach of the elite Athletes in Action women's basketball team that spent five weeks touring and playing in Moscow, Russia.
Before arriving at Winthrop, the Ohio native spent five seasons on the staff at Virginia Commonwealth, including three seasons on Walvius' VCU staff.
Muller earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Kenyon College in 1985. A four-year letterwinner in basketball, she was named team captain in her last two years and worked as the student athletic trainer. After graduation, she coached for one year at Laurel High School (Shaker Heights, Ohio) before returning to earn her master's degree in sports management from Georgia Southern. While completing her degree requirements, Muller worked as a graduate assistant with the women's basketball program and helped the team achieve its first ever back-to-back winning seasons.
The Muller CapsuleCoaching Experience
South Carolina, director of women's basketball operations, 20003-08
Winthrop University, head coach, 1993-2000
Virginia Commonwealth, assistant coach, 1988-93
Georgia Southern, graduate assistant coach, 1987-88