Born August 29, 1939 St. Joseph, Missouri
Graduate of Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, Ohio BA Degree from Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa 1961 Graduate work at Northern Michigan, Drake, University of Colorado, Azusa Pacific and UW-Superior
Shawano High School - track1962-63;
Line Coach and Head Track Coach at Stoughton High School 1963-64;
Head Football at Mosinee 1964-85.
His record was 191-29-1, fifteen Conference Championships, eight undefeated seasons, and two State Championships with one runners-up.
Bob graduated from high school in Portsmouth, Ohio in 1957 where he was an outstanding athlete lettering in football, basketball and track. He was MVP of the track team for three years, as well as team captain. He held school records in four events: 100-10.0; 220-22.0; LJ-22'11"; and 440-49.9. At Simpson College in Iowa, Bob lettered four years in football, basketball and track. He held school and conference records in the 100-9.8; 220-21.6 and still holds the record in the long jump at 24'3".
Bob was inducted into the Simpson College Hall of Fame in 1980. While in college the basketball and track teams participated in the NAIA National Championships.
After college Bob attended the University of Colorado on a graduate assistantship where he helped with the 1962 Orange Bowl Championship Colorado Football Team.
In 1962 Bob started his coaching career as the head track coach at Shawano High School where the team finished 2nd in the conference. In 1963 he was the line coach for Gil Krueger at Stoughton High School where the team was 9-0 and 3rd in the state. He was also the head track coach at Stoughton. In 1964, Bob started teaching and coaching in Mosinee and has been there ever since.
At Mosinee Bob was the Athletic Director for over 25 years. He coached football for 22 years. Bob's football record is 182 wins and 29 losses at Mosinee. His teams had a 38 game winning streak from 1969-1974.
He was Conference Coach of the Year nine times, District Coach of the Year seven times, and in 1983 he was State Coach of the Year. His teams won 15 conference championships with eight undefeated seasons. During his 22 year tenure, Bob coached twelve all state football players. He was selected head coach of the North for the first North-South Shrine All Star Game in 1976. Bob was head track coach for twelve years. He had a record of 149 wins and 12 losses with ten conference championships, ten regional titles and ten sectional titles. In eight years as golf coach, Bob compiled a 428-91 record with six conference championships, two regional titles and two all state golfers.
In Mosinee, Bob has been on the St. John's Lutheran Church Council and he is a Board of Directors Member with Kiwanis. Bob has refereed football and basketball for over 30 years. He has done many WIAA and WISA State Championships in basketball. In 1981 Bob was selected the Mosinee Citizen of the Year.
Bob has also been a district representative for 12 years and vice president for two years with the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association. He was also very active with the National High School Coaches Association.
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