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Remembering ‘Coach Rob’

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Celebration provides tribute to late GSU coach
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Grambling State University head football coach Doug Williams talks about the impact that Eddie Robinson had on his life and the Tigers’ program during a birthday celebration for the late GSU leader on Monday night. Robinson would have been 93 on Monday.

GRAMBLING — For yet another time, adverse weather didn’t dampen the spirit of honoring the late Eddie G. Robinson.

In February of 2010, long lines wrapped for several blocks around the campus of Grambling State University for the grand opening of the museum named in honor of the Tigers’ legendary head football coach.

On Monday night, at the facility that graces his name, Robinson was remembered again, this time with an estimated 200 well-wishers braving near-freezing temperatures and intermittent drops of sleet to celebrate his birthday.

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