American football coachDied when: 88 years 49 days (1057 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Eddie Gay Robinson Sr. (February 13, 1919 – April 3, 2007) was an American football coach.For 56 years, from 1941 to 1942 and again from 1945 to 1997, he was the head coach at Grambling State University, a historically black university (HBCU) in Grambling, Louisiana.
Robinson is recognized by many college football experts as one of the greatest coaches in history.During a period in college football history when black players were not allowed to play for southern college programs, Robinson built Grambling State into a "small" college football powerhouse.
He retired in 1997 with a record of 408–165–15.Robinson coached every single game from the field and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
Robinson is arguably the most successful college football coach in FCS history and has the third most victories in college football history.