Rob Wilkes, a former assistant coach at Florida State and Georgia Southern, is in his 11th season with the Monarch basketball program.
Wilkes served as an assistant at Florida State from 2000-02, and Georgia Southern from 1999-000. While at Georgia Southern, Wilkes signed Florida's high school class 6A players of the year two straight years. As an assistant at Florida State, he signed several top prospects, including a McDonald's All-American. Florida State's 2001 recruiting class was ranked in the top 25 by both SuperPrep and HoopScoop Magazines.
Prior to his stint at Georgia Southern, Wilkes helped successfully build one of the top collegiate programs in the nation at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. He teammed with head coach Jeff Price to start the program from scratch and build it into a perennial Division II national powerhouse. During his six seasons (1993-99) as an assistant coach, the Lynn University Fighting Knights compiled a 136-42 record for a .764 winning percentage. Lynn advanced to national post season play all six years of its existence, three NAIA and three NCAA Division II tournaments. In 1997, the team advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
Rob hails from a very athletic family. In addition to the outstanding success of his father, Glenn, the longtime coach at Stetson University, a brother Glenn, Jr., is the women's coach at Rollins College. Another brother, Scott, was a two-year letterman at Florida State from 1981-83. Wilkes was a four-year member of the Stetson University basketball team and currently ranks fifth all-time in school history in assists.
Wilkes graduated from Stetson in 1993 with a degree in sports administration and earned a master's degree in international business administration from Lynn in 1995.
Rob and wife Tracy were married in May of 2005. They have a daughter, Finley who was born in the summer of 2006, and a son Talan born in the summer of 2007.