GSU to induct five from sports Hall of Fame

The following people will be inducted into the Grambling state University Hall of Fame Oct.17.

Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons is an accomplished and dedicated individual who contributes to the overall well being of the students at Grambling High School where he has been employed for twenty-eight years.

While Lyons promotes academics, he also supports students in their athletic endeavors.

Lyons has been recognized and honored for his outstanding accomplishments in the basketball arena as indicated by his induction into the Top 28 Basketball Hall of Fame.

Some of his accomplishments include Girl’s Basketball State Championship, State Runner-Up, Four State Semi-Finals, and 15 District Championships.

His career record is 735 wins and 100 losses.

Lee Fobbs

Lee Fobbs, Jr. is a 1973 graduate of Grambling State University. He played for the Tigers under Eddie Robinson from 1968-1972.

He was an ALL-SWAC performer his junior and senior seasons, and was drafted in the eighth round by the Buffalo Bills in 1973.

Fobbs also played professionally with the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa Rough Riders and the Winnipeg Jets; and the WFL’s Detroit Wheels and the Birmingham Stallions.

He began his coaching career in 1975 as a graduate assistant under legendary Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson.

After leaving Grambling, he eventually became the head football coach and athletics director for his high school alma mater, Carroll High School in 1985.

In his final two seasons, he led Carroll to the Louisiana State Class 2AA semifinals and Class 2AAA quarterfinals respectively.

Patt Bibbs

Bibbs, a GSU alumna was one of the most successful basketball coaches in Grambling history.

During her 13 year tenure, she won 244 career games, won six tournament titles , seven regular season titles and led Grambling to three NCAA tournament. During her time at GSU she was 138-44 against SWAC opponents.

Aaron James

Aaron James was the first basketball player ever selected out of Grambling State. During his five year career he averaged 10.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 356 career games for the Utah Stars.

Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams graduated from Grambling State University in 1970 with a B.S. degree in recreation and also received a B.S. degree in health & physical education in 1978.

Throughout his years of employment, he worked as an assistant baseball coach at Grambling State University, instructor and head girls basketball coach at Chatham High School, instructor and head baseball coach at Ruston High School. He was a professional player for the Cincinnati Reds organization.

He attended GSU on an athletic scholarship and was named Southwestern Athletic Championship Team Player.