Travaris Robinson named cornerbacks coach at Auburn
Former Auburn standout Travaris Robinson is his first season as defensive backs coach at Auburn. A four-year letterwinner at Auburn from 1999-2002, Robinson spent the previous four years coaching defensive backs at Florida under defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.
A Miami native, Robinson helped Auburn win or share three-straight SEC Western Division crowns and 30 victories during his playing career. He earned Associated Press first-team All-SEC honors as a senior, tallying 92 total tackles, four interceptions and three pass breakups.
Robinson, 33, started his coaching career at Auburn under Muschamp as a staff assistant in 2006 and graduate assistant in 2007. During his 2006 season the Tigers posted an 11-2 record and won the Cotton Bowl. A May 2007 graduate of Auburn, Robinson was a defensive graduate assistant on the 2007 team that was 9-4 and won the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
In 2014 at Florida, Robinson tutored Vernon Hargraves III, who was a first-team All-SEC pick and named a first-team All-America by three media outlets. Freshman defensive back Jalen Tabor received freshman All-America and freshman All-SEC honors. The Gators defense finished the 2014 regular season ranked ninth nationally in total defense (311.0), 14th in pass efficiency defense (107.57) and 23rd in passing defense (194.2).
In 2013, Robinson's secondary was seventh nationally in passing defense (171.8), eighth in passing efficiency defense (107.18), while the defensive unit was eight in total defense (314.3). Under Robinson Hargraves III was a freshman All-SEC and freshman All-America pick while being named the National Freshman Defensive Player of the Year by College Football News.
Robinson led a secondary that was one of the best in the nation in 2012, ranking No. 2 in pass efficiency defense (95.55) and allowing just seven touchdown passes, the second-fewest in the nation. Florida had 20 interceptions on the season, good for seventh nationally while safety Matt Elam was a first-team All-America selection and first-round draft pick.
In his first season at Florida in 2011, Robinson guided a UF secondary that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense (166.8), while the Gator defense ranked eighth nationally in total defense (299.5).
Prior to his stint at Florida, Robinson spent a year at Texas Tech (2010), Southern Miss (2009) and Western Kentucky (2008).
At Texas Tech, he helped the Red Raiders to an 8-5 record and a TicketCity Bowl victory over Northwestern. In one season at Texas Tech, Robinson had two defensive backs earn All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recognition and a third that was named a freshman All-America honorable mention selection.
His 2009 Southern Miss squad finished in the top four in Conference USA in pass efficiency defense (130.7), interceptions (12) and yards per pass attempt (7.06) and he coached First Team All-C-USA selection Eddie Hicks.
Robinson played two seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He received his bachelor's degree in mass communications from Auburn in 2007. Robinson is married to the former Mandisa Skyers. Their family includes sons Tyson Jerod and Travis Jerod, and daughter Jordyn.