BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former Louisiana State tennis coach W.T. 'Dub' Robinson died early Monday of leukemia at a Houston hospital, LSU officials said.
He was 75.
Robinson coached 28 years for LSU, 1948-1974 and in 1979. He compiled a record of 189-172-9 and coached the first tennis All-America in school history, Steve Faulk in 1970.
During his coaching tenure, Robinson also taught several physical-education classes. Robinson, father of former All-Southeastern Conference defensive back Johnny Robinson, is a member of the Louisiana Tennis Hall of Fame.
Robinson's funeral was scheduled for Thursday in Baton Rouge.
'Coach Robinson taught a lot about tennis, but he also taught about life and how to live life,' current LSU men's tennis coach Jerry Simmons said.