Coach Robinson was a blessing to America

Updated: April 4, 2007, 4:45 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

I am a blessed man. I was asked to write the autobiography of coach Eddie Robinson with coach Rob in 1996. I did not know him personally before that, but enthusiastically agreed because of the incredibly high regard in which I held him after following his legendary career. Eddie Robinson was a rare gift to humanity.

We called it the autobiography, "Never Before, Never Again," because there never was nor will be another man like coach Robinson.

Ten years ago this month, ...

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