Profile from North Park University website (Kevin Shepke, SID):
Nick comes to North Park after coaching stints with CCIW rival North Central College and Dominican University. “Nick will spend time working with our infielders and helping with our hitters. I’ve known Nick for a long time, and I’ve watched him grow and mature from a player to a coach. He fits the mold we’re looking for. He’s got very high level experience as a player in the CCIW. He’s won a CCIW championship (2010) and played in the NCAA Tournament (2010). He was fortunate to play professionally after his time at NCC. As soon as he was finished playing, he started coaching, and I feel fortunate that we have him. He has a good rapport with our guys and a high amount of credibility” states head coach Luke Johnson.
Robinson, a 2010 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Region selection, starred for the North Central Cardinals from 2007-2010. During his career, Robinson posted a .355 batting average with 199 hits in 560 career at-bats.
The Chicago native ranks third in the Cardinals’ baseball program all-time in hits, fifth in at-bats, sixth in runs scored (123), ninth in triples (7) and tenth in total bases (245). Robinson’s senior season ranks as most of the most impressive offensive seasons in North Central history. His 76 hits that season is the Cardinals’ all-time single season mark as is his 178 at-bats. His .427 average ranks eighth on the Cardinals’ all-time list and his 56 runs scored ranks second.
After his collegiate career, Robinson was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 39th round of the 2010 draft. He spent two seasons in the Red Sox system, playing for the Lowell Spinners in the New York-Pennsylvania League and the GCL Red Sox in the Gulf Coast League.