Franklin College program has become head coaching stepping-stone


Franklin College women's assistant basketball coach James Robertson has left the Grizzlies to become the men's head coach at Ivy Tech in Columbus. Chet Strange | For the Daily Journal

When Franklin College assistant women’s basketball coach James Robertson graduated from Columbus North High School 17 years ago, he wanted to go somewhere he could continue playing the game he loves but not have to leave home.

In other words, some place like Ivy Tech Community College.

Unfortunately for Robertson, the Ivy Tech campus in Columbus didn’t have a basketball team until two years ago, so he never had a chance to play there. But now, the 35-year-old will have the opportunity to help grow the program as its second head coach.

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