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          He was one of the greatest at his craft.   He won consistently in the CIAA, which wasn’t enough for Dave Robbins, who took the Panthers from Barcoi-Stevens Hall on Lombardy Street to  National TV audiences and three NCAA Championships.  Robbins was one of the winningest coaches of all time, which included 13 CIAA titles, and he sent several Union players to the NBA, including names like Charles Oakley, A J English, and  Ben Wallace.  As a Virginia State alum, I can tell you, we hated to go against Union because Robbins was all business on the sidelines and you had to bring your A-Game to beat the Panthers in those days.  They were certainly not going to be out-coached.  He is so deserving of this honor, so as the former “Voice of the Trojans”, I salute you coach and congratulations on a long overdue reward!