Remembering the Legend

By Brenda Daniel

Friends of the renowned Eddie G. Robinson Museum, located on the campus of Grambling State University, will partner with the Rotary of Lincoln Parish to sponsor a celebration of the icon himself. This event is in commemoration of Robinson’s birthday, of which he would be 104 years old this year.

The celebration will include a short program, an open house tour of the museum, and all things “Coach Rob,” which most people affectionately called him. The public is invited to join the Gram Fam and other special guest on Monday, Feb. 13 at the museum from noon to 3 p.m.

Robinson won 408 games at Grambling during his football coaching career that stretched from 1941-1997, and is the namesake for the Football Writers Association of America’s National Coach of the Year Award. During his career, he won nine Black College National Championships and 17 Southwestern Athletic Conference championships. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee saw over 80% of his players graduate, and more than 200 of them play in the NFL, including four who are now enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Eddie G. Robinson Museum is a landmark that officially recognizes the outstanding contributions to the state of Louisiana, the nation, and the game of football made by Coach Eddie G. Robinson.