By Gan Matthews, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY – When you speak of Millwood High School football, the first name you must mention is Leodies Robinson. He founded the program and took it to the top, but sadly last night he passed away.

In 1990 Coach Leodies Robinson's Millwood Falcons captured the state 3A championship in football. It was a crowning achievement for Robinson, who started the Millwood program from scratch in 1971. Now, suddenly, he is gone.

Coach Robinson also taught math and Driver's Ed. And along the way he molded the lives of the students around him, but it wasn't just the students that remember him well.

Millwood basketball coach Varryl Franklin remembers Robinson as a mentor and friend.

"He was always there to help," said Franklin. "When I had problems in my life, and down, he was always right there."

All of Robinson's contributions reached their pinnacle this past September. That's when the Millwood football field was formally named for him. It was an honor long overdue.

"I think that this year the whole community realized how important he is to young men and all community members, based on his service here, the lives that he changed," Millwood Athletic Director Avery Gilleland said.

"He was like a big brother to me," said Franklin. "We're going to miss him."