Louisiana Pays Tribute to the Top Coach in Black College Football History

For more than half a century, Eddie G. Robinson coached the varsity football team at historically black Grambling State University in Louisiana. During that span he had 408 victories and won more than 84 percent of the games he coached. More than 200 athletes who took the field for Robinson went on to play professional football. Robinson died three years ago at the age of 88.

Recently, the Eddie G. Robinson Museum opened on the campus of Grambling State University. The archives include game films, playbooks, and correspondence with recruits.

Funding for the museum was provided by the state of Louisiana. The state is promoting the museum as a major stop on its African-American Heritage Trail. Billboards alongside interstate highways direct tourists to the new museum.