Durrell Robinson, who resigned as Pontiac High School basketball coach Thursday, motions for a timeout during a Nov. 27 game against El Paso-Gridley.

PONTIAC — After two seasons as Pontiac High School basketball coach, Durrell Robinson announced his resignation on Thursday.

“The signs have been pointing. I feel like right now is a good time to leave,” Robinson said. “I feel like we built some great things in the two years I’ve been here. With the players returning, they should have a pretty good team.”

“I enjoyed my time here,” he said. “I love the game of basketball. I still want to coach. I have a love for the game and a love for the kids.”

Robinson added he has “no specific plans right now. I do want to continue coaching. I’m excited to continue to learn and grow.”

When asked if his resignation stemmed from unhappiness or dissatisfaction at Pontiac, Robinson replied he did not want to “put anything out there.”

A former all-state player at Danville High School, Robinson coached the Pontiac 66ers in 2016 to a 12-4 record in the Midwest Professional Basketball Association to earn Coach of the Year honors.

Pontiac athletic director Gary Brunner was not available for comment.

Contact Randy Reinhardt at (309) 820-3403. Follow him on Twitter: @Pg_Reinhardt



Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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