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Coach. After graduating from UNL in 1950, Bob returned to his high school alma mater, Omaha Holy Name, to coach football, baseball and basketball.  His teams won State Championships in all three sports that he coached.  With no playoffs, the World- Herald awarded the mythical state championship in football to Holy Name in 1954 after an undefeated season.  His football teams of 1958 and 1959 were also undefeated.   His basketball teams won the state championships in ’55,’57, and ’58. The baseball team won state titles in ’52 and ’53.   In 1955 the World Herald awarded its Class B All Sports Championship to Holy Name.

In 1961 he moved up to the college ranks, serving as assistant in baseball and basketball at Nebraska.  In 1966, he moved to Pershing College in Beatrice as Athletic Director, baseball and basketball coach. When Pershing closed, Bob returned to the Cornhuskers as a football recruiter and assistant baseball coach.  In 1976, took over the coaching baseball helm at UNO where his baseball teams won two conference championships and two NCAA Division II regionals with one win short of advancing to the Division II World Series.