AURORA — Tom Robinson, Assistant Commissioner for the Colorado High School Activities Association for the past 13 years, has been named Associate Commissioner of the organization, CHSAA Commissioner Paul Angelico announced.
“Tom has had a long and distinguished career as an educator, official and coach. His 43 years in education are marked with great accomplishments. Tom’s leadership in officiating has help the Association see better training and greater accountability for officials in all sports,” Angelico said. “He will maintain these duties, in addition to providing support to the Commissioner’s office.”
“I’m totally surprised and humbled by all this. I will do my best to further assist Paul and this important organization in any way I can,” Robinson said.
Robinson started at the CHSAA in 2001 after a 30-year teaching career at Regis Jesuit High School where he taught all levels of mathematics, including AP Calculus. He was a teacher at the school from 1969 until 2001 and served as the school’s director of diversity from 1995-2001.
While teaching at Regis, Robinson was the varsity basketball Coach for 10 years (1983-93), varsity golf coach (1993-95), and was an assistant coach in football, basketball and track (1969-83).
From 1975-2000, he was a collegiate football official for the Western Athletic and Mountain West conferences, and currently serves as replay official in the CFO West, which serves the Big 12, Mountain West and Southland conferences. He worked the Bluebonnet, Fiesta, Rose, Cotton, Gator, Independence and Citrus Bowls. Prior to that he was a high school football official from 1969 to 1975.
A 1969 graduate of Colorado State University, Robinson ran track and played both basketball and football, while earning his degree in mathematics. He earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Denver in 1982.
He is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Football Rules and Basketball Rules Committees. He has also served as a board member for the National Association of Sports Officials and Regis Jesuit High School.
He and his wife, Cleo Parker Robinson, have shared 44 years of marriage.