Erin Robson was named the sixth head coach in Mount Holyoke College squash history in June of 2013. She took over full-time after serving as the interim head coach during the 2012-13 season.
The Lyons posted a record of 8-14 during the 2017-18 season, including its second consecutive Seven Sisters Championship title, and 10th overall in program history. MHC also performed well at the CSA Team Championships, besting Vassar. The team shouldered a pair of tough losses to finish fourth overall in their division at Nationals. Leading the way was junior Ragini Ghose, who had the best record on the team with a 14-8 overall mark. She, along with seniors Emily Chang and Kirina Gair-MacMichael, all earned CSA All-Academic Team recognition.
During the 2016-17 campaign, the Lyons posted a 9-17 mark, going on a 6-1 run over its final seven matches of the season. MHC powered its way to victory at the Seven Sisters Championship, defeating Smith, Wellesley and Vassar behind a number of 3-0 performances. Mount Holyoke went on to compete at the CSA Team Championships, finishing third overall in the Epps Cup (D Division).
In 2015-16, the Lyons owned an 8-16 overall record. MHC finished second overall at the Seven Sisters Championship behind All-Tournament performances from seniors Catherine Ryan and Annie Wong. The Lyons went on to finish well at the CSA Team Championships, garnering a victory in the Epps Cup (D Division) Consolation Finals.
The Lyons put up a 7-17 mark during the 2014-15 season, placing runner-up at the Seven Sisters Championships. In 2013-14, Mount Holyoke had a 10-12 overall mark. The Lyons placed runner-up at the Seven Sisters Championship, later falling in the Consolation Finals of the Walker Cup (C Draw) at the CSA Team Championships.
In her interim year at Mount Holyoke, Robson saw a number of outstanding efforts from the Lyons, who captured their seventh consecutive Seven Sisters Championship title behind All-Tournament efforts from three different players.
Additionally, Robson’s squad finished 21st in the nation among the top collegiate teams, winning the Consolation Final of the Walker Cup (C Division) at the 2013 CSA National Championships. Individually, four of Robson’s student-athletes were selected to participate at the 2013 CSA Individual National Championships.
Robson, who was most recently an assistant at Smith College, served as the head coach at Williams from 1994 till 1997. During that time, where she also held the role of head tennis coach, Robson was responsible for all aspects of the tennis and squash teams. As the head tennis coach, she helped guide the Ephs’ number one doubles team to the NCAA Division III National Championship title.
With the squash program, Robson served as the director of the Williams Squash Invitational, which was one of the largest squash tournaments in the nation, while also holding the position of Ranking Chair for the USWISRA.
Prior to her arrival at Williams, Robson was the head squash coach at Smith. During her tenure with the Pioneers, she helped organize a number of the program's major invitationals. She also served as the assistant coach for the tennis team.
Robson started her career at Vassar College, serving as the assistant coach for men's and women's squash, while also holding the position of sports information director. Among the highlights were coaching two National All-American players at various individual tournaments, including the Princeton Invitational and the Intercollegiate Championships.
A former tennis and squash standout at Amherst College, Robson earned her Bachelor of Arts from the school in 1990. She went on to earn her Masters in exercise and sports studies from Smith in 1994.