Personal History

Born August 28, 1913, Doylestown, PA - died June 9, 1999

Married for 61 years to Louise Robinson (nee Calder) - 2 children, Joanne Robinson Kennedy and Millard Pearson Robinson, Jr. (Sandy)


    Ready to play for 1931-32 Doylestown High School Football Team
    Doylestown High School (now Central Bucks West)

    • 1932 graduate, played basketball, baseball and football - basketball championship senior year
    • Inspired by basketball coach, Bill Wolfe, went to West Chester to become teacher/coach

    The 1932 Doylestown High School Basketball Team

    West Chester State College, B.S. (now known as West Chester University)

    • 1936 graduate, earned 16 Varsity letters in basketball, baseball, football, track and golf
    • In junior year, decided the sports teams needed a mascot - his idea: the Golden Ram. Went to nearby farm got a ram and brought it to a football game. Thus the "Golden Rams" were born. After that, someone sported a ram suit and the ram went back to the farm.
      • As alumnus, brought ram to Homecoming games
    • Involved as alumnus - took great pride in WCU. Part of Killinger and Sturzebecker Foundations
    • Recognition from WCU:
      • For 100th Anniversary of WCU, decided to divide basketball history into six different eras and make an All-Era team for each one. Robinson was named to the pre-World War II All-Era Team
      • Member of WCU hall of Fame in basketball, football and baseball West Chester State College Football Hall of Fame
      • West Chester University Hall of Fame Sturzebecker Foundation
        • Significant contributions to athletics at West Chester University
        • Brought honor to the University as students, faculty, and alumni
        • Awarded 16 letters in 4 years at WCU (football, basketball, baseball, track and golf)
        • "Greatest athlete to ever come out of West Chester State Teachers College." - Glenn Killinger
        • Coached for 40 years at high school and collegiate levels.

    Temple University, M.E

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