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‘Rob’ could light up a room

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At the age of 88, the winner of 408 games and a combined 26 championships at either the national or conference level passed away late Tuesday night after a lengthy illness.

“He touched the lives of so many boys and girls, so many men and women and so many people of all walks of life,” said Wilbert Ellis, a long-time friend and co-worker who formerly served as the head baseball coach at Grambling State. “Whenever we have traveled through the United States and the world, you tell them you’re from Grambling, they would be asking about Coach Robinson. He was loved by all.”

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