A group of celebrated Grambling State University alumni will donate $10,000 to the newly opened Eddie G. Robinson Museum in honor of the late coach and sports legend who revolutionized the school’s athletic program.
The Grambling Legends, which includes the Louisiana school’s most celebrated athletes, recently held a gala reception for the 2010 class of its Sports Hall of Fame at the Robinson Museum, bringing together a number of former players and co-workers who hadn’t yet visited the newly opened exhibit space. “We are very proud of the museum, to have something that represents coach in such a positive manner,” said Legends co-founder James “Shack” Harris, who helped Grambling to four straight league championships under Robinson in the late 1960s.
Robinson spent 57 seasons leading Grambling football teams and earned an unprecedented 408 college football victories to set the NCAA’s benchmark for wins in Division I. Robinson retired with an overall record of 408 wins, 165 losses and 15 ties. He died April 3, 1997.