Mark Robison
Track & Field Associate Head Coach
(801) 422-3830


MS Physical Education (BYU)
BS Physical Education (BYU)

Years at BYU


Running Career

Ran the 800 meters and 1500 meters for BYU in addition to one year of cross country.


Provo, UT


He and his wife Jaye Lynn Monsen (1959-2020) are the parents of six children: Nathan, Nicole, Aaron, Isaac, Alex, Cameron and 15 grandchildren.

Mark Robison coached at BYU from 1985-2023, specializing in jumps, throws and combined events.

During Robison's tenure, he coached BYU athletes to 10 individual national championships and 156 All-American honors since his full-time hiring in 1988. 94 of the 156 All-American athletes received honors during his time as head coach of the men's team (2000-13). He also guided BYU to collect 240 individual conference championships and 23 as a team. The BYU men won a Mountain West Conference Outdoor team title in each of his 12 seasons coaching in the league.

Robison is the son of legendary coach Clarence Robison, BYU’s track and field head coach from 1949-1988 and outdoor track facility namesake. Between father and son, BYU track and field athletes benefited from the two's watchful tutelage for 74 years.

Robison joined his father Clarence’s BYU track and field staff as a part-time assistant in 1985 after competing as a student athlete for the Cougars. He was hired full-time in 1988 and remained with the program until 2023. He fulfilled various roles, including BYU’s head men’s track and field coach from 2000-13. With the combining of the men’s and women’s programs in 2013, Robison returned to an assistant role where he specialized in coaching jumps and multis.

He spent five years coaching in the high school ranks, including three years at Idaho Falls High School.

Robison graduated from Provo High School, where he earned All-State honors in track for two years as a distance runner. He began attending BYU in the fall of 1975 before serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Little Rock, Arkansas. His running career continued at BYU, where he ran the 800 meters and 1,500 meters. He also competed one year in cross country. In 1978, he married his high school sweetheart Jaye Lynn Monsen (1959-2020), daughter of former "Voice of Cougar Sports" Jay Monsen. Together, they have five sons, one daughter and 15 grandchildren.

Robison earned a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1982 (co-valedictorian) and an MS in physical education from BYU 1986. At the completion of his master's degree, he spent five years as a part-time student at the University of Utah in the pursuit of a Ph.D. in sports psychology.

In addition to his father, Robison followed in the tradition of Willard Hirschi, Sherald James and former BYU women's coach Craig Poole and has benefited from their personal mentorship during his time with the team.

“Mark Robison and BYU track and field are synonymous,” BYU director of track and field Ed Eyestone said when Robison retired in 2023. “He has tirelessly continued the legacy that his father Clarence began before him. Mark is an excellent coach and developer of All-Americans, but more importantly, he has been an amazing mentor and role model to hundreds of young men and women. Mark’s ability to connect to his athletes and coaching staff through his open and generous heart will continue to positively impact lives for generations to come. We will miss you Robbie.”

BYU Hall of Fame