Running backs coach Lee Fobbs to retire after 47 years

Lee Fobbs. GSU Athletics/Courtesy photo

Fobbs. Courtesy photo

It took Lee Fobbs time to find the correct words he wanted to use to tell his son about his plans on retirement.

 The decision he made along with his wife of 46 years Shelia was the right one, even though it was an hard one.

After 47 years of coaching, Lee Fobbs felt the time was right to hang up his whistle and retire. Fobbs begin coaching two years before his son Broderick Fobbs was born.

Fobbs has coached alongside his son for the last four years in a volunteer basis as running backs coach for GSU.

“He just gives me confidence when he’s in the room,” Grambling State University Head Football Coach Broderick Fobbs said.

Lee Fobbs, a 1973 GSU graduate and former player for the legendary coach Eddie Robinson, has coached at several prominent college football programs such as the likes of Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M and Baylor as well as a stint with ULM.

He’s also ran his own program as a head coach, overseeing the North Carolina A&T football team from 2005 to 2008.

“I wouldn’t change anything,” Fobbs told the The News Star.

“I’ve been blessed by the good lord and I’m thankful for that. I’ve got a lovely wife that stayed with me, she hung in there through it all. Everything was fine and I have no regrets.”