Legendary Brevard coach Robinson dies

by Ashley Roof

The Brevard community has sad hearts as one of its own passed away Saturday, November 1. Frank Robinson, who guided his Blue Devils to the state title in 1982, died in Brevard after a long illness. He was 81 years old.

Robinson was a legendary Brevard football coach during the 1980’s. The Brevard Blue Devils had the state title run 32 years ago, finishing their season with a perfect 14-0 record. The Devils wrapped up the winning season with a 15-7 win over Bertie County at Brevard.

Serving for 13 years as coach of the football team, Robinson guided the Devils to a record of 105-42-1 and six conference titles.

In 1988 Robinson was selected as the head coach of the North Carolina squad for the annual N.C.-S.C. Shrine Bowl Game. That was the year North Carolina won, breaking a seven-year winning streak by South Carolina. 

The memorial service to celebrate Robinson’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in the auditorium at Brevard High School. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Former students and players have left condolences on the Moody-Connolly Funeral Home website.

Robinson has been called the best coach to ever lead Brevard and will always be remembered fondly in the community.

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