Round Rock Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. named Sam Robinson, Cedar Ridge High School Head Football Coach, as Round Rock ISD’s Superintendent’s RRock Star for January 2018.
As the head football coach, Robinson works with student-athletes throughout the year to ensure that they are succeeding on the field and in the classroom. Recently, he helped lead the Cedar Ridge Raiders to a record season as the team made it to the UIL State Football Semifinals, the farthest in the campus’ history.
Along with a record-breaking season, Robinson has emphasized the importance of sportsmanship throughout the program and encouraged student-athletes to practice it whenever possible. These qualities were displayed during their spectacular game against Coppell High School.
Following the game, while Coppell faced a heartbreaking loss after missing an extra point in overtime, the Cedar Ridge football team stopped their celebration to stand with the Coppell student-athletes while their school anthem was played. In appreciation, a parent of a Coppell player shared in an email sent to members of Cedar Ridge and District administration the impact the actions of the football team had on her and the entire Coppell nation during a time they faced disappointment.
“Coach Robinson is the embodiment of what it means to be a champion for all students and a proponent of teaching our kids how to treat others with respect and kindness,” Flores said. “Hearing about the actions of the Cedar Ridge football team had a powerful impact on me and demonstrated that these students are not only outstanding athletes but world-class young people. The sportsmanship they showed that day is something that has been instilled in them by strong and supportive leadership.”
RRock Star is a distinction awarded by the Superintendent to a member of the Round Rock ISD team who impacts students within the District.