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Michael “Yogi” Robertson (Coach Rob)

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Michael Robertson went to his eternal home on Thursday, June 9th, 2016. He was at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX surrounded by his beloved wife, Pam, and sons Michael (c/o 2001) and Jeffrey (c/o 2004), as well as family and friends. Mike was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer in May of 2013. His spirit and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ remained strong and never wavered.

Mike graduated from John Curtis Christian School in 1968. Upon receiving an undergraduate degree and Master’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University he began teaching and coaching at John Curtis Christian School in 1976. During his years at John Curtis Christian School Mike served the school in many ways. He began the first Patriot bookstore, Chairman of the History department, began and sponsored the school’s chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), assistant football coach where he oversaw the offensive line, assistant baseball coach and managed uniforms and equipment. While all of these roles were an integral part of this school, the most important was that he shared his love of Christ with each and every student. He had the distinct pleasure of having the opportunity to teach and coach his two sons. Michael, who played quarterback and is now an attorney, and Jeffrey, who played center, and is now a physician.

Mike was also affectionately known as “Coach Rob” and “Yogi”. Even today, his offensive linemen are known as “Yogi’s Bears”. A Patriot in every sense of the word, his faithful legacy will continue to impact the lives of students as we continue to build champions for life for years to come. Coach Rob will always be remembered as a loyal and faithful servant to his Savior, Jesus Christ, not only at JCCS, but also to his fellow servants at Riverside Church.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

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