Grambling head football coach Broderick Fobbs will be presented the 2014-15 Eddie Robinson Award by the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. The award is presented annually to a Louisiana athletic administrator, coach, athlete or sports team that demonstrates qualities associated with Grambling coaching legend Eddie Robinson. The qualities include outstanding achievement in athletics, academics, sportsmanship and citizenship by maximizing the use of limited resources.
Fobbs is being honored after taking over the reins of the award’s namesake’s program and lifting it up from depths to which it had never fallen in history – a combined record of 2-21 during the 2012-2013 seasons. Things sunk so low that the 2013 season was most memorable due to a player revolt related to dissatisfaction with athletic facilities and travel accommodations. The week-long boycott forced cancellation of a road game against Jackson State.
Enter Fobbs, a Grambling alum who was one of the few coaches to jump at the vacant head coaching position. All he did was lead the G-Men to seven wins – one win away from playing for the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship.
The award will be presented to Fobbs on Tuesday, July 28.