Former Rams Coach Shows His Soft-Side during a Visit to Helen Woodward Animal Center
2/12/2012: John Robinson returned to find his forever friend! Read the update below!
Last week, Helen Woodward Animal Center was abuzz with talk of football this afternoon, but not because of that weekend’s upcoming Super Bowl. Adoption employees and homeless animals alike were treated to a friendly visit by former American football great, John Robinson. His “goal” for the day? To bring home a cuddly new puppy.
Robinson is best known for two non-consecutive stints as head coach of the University of Southern California (USC) football team (1976-1982, 1993-1997) and as one of the most successful head coaches of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams (1983-1991). His USC teams won four Rose Bowls and he twice led the Rams to the NFC title game. In 2009, Robinson was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Robinson’s skill and love of football are legend. Perhaps not as well-known is his great love for animals which was warmly on display during his Helen Woodward Animal Center visit. He lovingly embraced several of the lucky canines in his quest for a forever friend. Although Robinson did not leave with a new family member, he has plans to return shortly to make his “final pick.”
2/12/2012 Adoption Update!
Coach Robinson returned to find his forever friend! On Sunday, February 12, Coach Robinson returned to the Center to meet a special new friend, “Rebel.” Coach Robinson decided to make Rebel a part of his family forever. We are so excited that Rebel found a home with such a great family. Congratulations Rebel!