Per USA Today:
He was the embodiment of the American dream.
The son of a domestic worker and a Louisiana sharecropper, he rose to the top of his profession, winning 408 games in 55 years, all at Grambling State in Louisiana.
Robinson died Tuesday night at Lincoln Hospital in Ruston, La., after being admitted earlier in the day. He was 88 years old. Robinson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease shortly after he retired in 1997.
He is survived by his wife Doris, son Eddie Jr., and daughter Lillian Robinson.
He wasn't just about football... He was about human beings. That says a lot about Eddie Robinson. The work Coach has done is not so much about the football field and the number of players he put in the NFL. It's about the people he didn't send to the NFL.