Mt. Carmel Academy, the south side alma mater of James T. Farrell, Donovan McNabb, Mayor Daley’s son and Michelle’s older brother, honored one of its own.
"He’s a ballplayer-turned-bond trader-turned basketball coach, and he has been successful at each, but Craig Robinson is happily resigned to being known as the First Brother-in-Law. His younger sister is Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States and wife of President Barack Obama.
Robinson is the head coach at Oregon State after a successful run as head man at Brown and an apprenticeship as a Northwestern assistant.
Over the weekend he added another line to his résumé: Mt. Carmel High School Hall of Famer. A 1979 graduate of the Southeast Side institution who went on to become a two-time Ivy League player of the year at Princeton, Robinson addressed a crowd of roughly 1,000 students, friends and Mt. Carmel supporters at a school assembly on Friday and captivated them with common-sense wisdom and rhetorical skills that must run in the family."
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