Rest in peace, Coach Eddie Robinson. What was even more impressive than your lifetime record of 408-165-15 at Grambling State University was your ability to turn a group of average athletes into a consistent, competitive force.
Here is a great team building story from 1944-45, when Coach Robinson coached at Grambling High School:
A daddy pulled my best running backs off our team and said they couldn’t play anymore because they had to pick cotton. So I got all the boys on the team, we packed up and went out there to pick the cotton, then went on to win the championship.