NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame honored Grambling State football coach Broderick Fobbs at its annual awards banquet with the Eddie Robinson Award.
The award is presented annually to an athlete, coach, team or athletic administrator in Louisiana who demonstrates the qualities most associated with Grambling legend Eddie Robinson: outstanding achievement in athletics, academics, sportsmanship and citizenship by maximizing the use of limited resources.
Fobbs was 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.
Fobbs, a Grambling alum who was one of the few coaches to jump at the vacant head coaching position.
All he did was lead GSU to seven wins – one win away from playing for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship.
In 2014, Grambling lost the first three games of the season before putting together a seven-game winning streak.