Maurice Williams
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 20, 2019—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) is again elated to document the outstanding legacy of head football coaches in an effort to tell the stories of not only the legends of college football, but the stories of tremendous men of honor and integrity as well – this week shining the spotlight on someone many consider the best college football coach to ever roam the sidelines.

As college football celebrates its 150th year, the MEAC is proud to document and showcase some of these football coaching legends. Following a retrospective on Jake Gaither, the MEAC turns its attention to College Football Hall of Famer Coach Eddie Robinson, who became an institution at Grambling State University and his 408 victories are the third-most in the game’s history.   Picture & Video Inside  Video

HBCUs around the country are known for producing some of the best talent to come through the college ranks and into the National Football League (NFL). What many may not know is the fact that these talented student-athletes were led by legendary coaches who not only changed their lives, but they have helped to change the landscape of college football.

These video trailers, and the footage taken over the past year, will lead into 30- to 45-minute documentaries on each legendary coach. 
To watch Coach Robinson’s video, click here.
It’s Been Quite a Decade for NCCU Athletics
Athletics Department : Photo courtesy NCCU
DURHAM, N.C. – It has been quite a decade for North Carolina Central University athletics.

From 2010-19, NCCU completed its transition from NCAA Division II to Division I membership, and has since celebrated seven Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) team championships, made six post season team appearances, earned seven MEAC Player of the Year awards, claimed five MEAC Coach of the Year awards, received six CoSIDA Academic All-America citations, had three student-athletes drafted by professional sports leagues, and much more.

“Our journey to Division I has far exceeded our original expectations,” said NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree, who has led the department since 2008. “Reflecting upon our NCAA Division I strategic plan, our academic and athletic accomplishments were achieved by the hard work and dedication of our student-athletes, coaches, athletics administration and campus leadership. I am proud of these accolades and look forward to the implementation of our new athletics strategic plan (2020-2025) to achieve even greater success.”

Here’s a snapshot of the accomplishments from the past decade, as well as some of the top stories between 2010-19 link