Eddie G. Robinson

Celebrating Museum Progress

The Eddie G. Robinson Museum
A Source of Education and Inspiration for Generations to Come

 

The Eddie G. Robinson Museum will be 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. The Eddie G. Robinson Museum will be located on the campus of Grambling State University where Coach Robinson achieved legendary status by becoming NCAA Division I football's all-time winningest coach.

 

Senate Bill No. 919 of the 1999 Louisiana Legislature recognized that it was appropriate to establish a museum to honor the legendary football coach Eddie G. Robinson. The purpose of this museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit, as an educational resource, objects of art, documents, archives, and other artifacts that reflect the history of the life and coaching domain of Eddie G. Robinson.

 

Coach Robinson won 408 games at Grambling during a 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 illustrious career, Coach Robinson won nine Black College National Championships and 17 Swouthwestern Athletic Conference championships. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee graduated over 80% of his players and saw more than 200 of his athletes play in the NFL, including four who are now enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

Plans call for the Eddie G. Robinson Museum to be housed inside the old Women's Memorial Gymnasium, an 8,000-square-foot building on the Grambling campus. The museum will be designed and produced by Exhibits, Inc. and will recognize Coach Robinson's extraordinary life and achievements, on and off the field.

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