Eddie Robinson Jr., the son of Grambling head football coach Eddie Robinson, died Wednesday night at Baylor University Medical Center in Texas following a prolonged illness. He was 70 years old.
“Eddie cared for his family unfailingly and without complaint and continued to contribute his time and skills to the Grambling State University football program through last season,” Robinson’s family said in a statement. “It was, perhaps, Eddie’s passion for sports and the youth that define him best. Each year, he looked forward to hosting summer football camps in honor of his father and enlisting colleagues and friends to impart fundamentals of the sport and life lessons on camp participants.”
GSU president Frank Pogue expressed his condolences at the passing of Robinson Jr.
“It was with deep sorrow that I received word of Eddie Jr.’s passing this evening,” GSU president Frank G. Pogue said in an official statement. “It was only a few days ago that he was home, we talked, and he was making visits again. We ask that everyone support the Robinson family in their time of grief.”
Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced in the next few days.