Hall of Fames are nothing new for Robert Green.
After all, the retired longtime
Yet this Sunday’s induction into the
"This is pretty big," he noted.
Green, 84, will be one of seven individuals inducted in a ceremony in
"This is like the culmination for me," Green said. "It means quite a bit to be recognized for your involvement with the students in the community. It's quite rewading to me that people feel you've done something to deserve this. To me, what I've done is nothing big."
Green retired in 1993 after 35 years at Dillard as a teacher, coach, administrator and athletic director. He was the Panthers' AD for the final 17 years of his tenure. During his three-plus decades at the school, he also was an assistant football coach and an assistant boys basketball coach.
A great former athlete himself – he led Dunbar High’s football team in scoring all four years as the team’s fastest player and was nicknamed “Pompey” after the famed Roman military commander “Pompey the Great”; After starring at Allen University, and a stint in the
One of his accomplishments at the school was breaking the racial barrier in track and field in
Green is also the founder and president of the “Dillard 100 Club,” an organization which raises money for school academic and athletic trips. He has remained active in Panthers athletics since his retirement, recently accompanying the girls basketball team to the ESPNHS National High School Invitational in
Green, whose wife and two daughters are Dillard graduates, said of his association with the school: "It means the world to me. I look at all of those students as mine."