Coach/Contributor ⋅ Class of 1985
Glenbard North High School
Bob is from Moweaqua, Illinois. He began his Wrestling career at Eastern Illinois. While at Eastern he received 4 varsity letters in football and 4 in wrestling. He was Captain of the Football Team. In Wrestling he was a qualifier for the Nationals.
Bob started his Coaching career at Urbana High School, moved on to Kankakee, then to Proviso west and finally he has spent the last 17 years as Varsity Coach at Glenbard North High School, a total of 24 years of coaching. He has coached Football and Girls Tennis during this time also.
His Wrestling Teams have won 8 Conference Titles, 5 of those in the DuPage Valley; He has had 7 Regional Champions; 2 Sectional Championship teams; and his teams have placed 7th, 6th, and 11th/ 3rd, 2nd, and 2nd in the State Finals. His last 2nd was in dual meet competition. He has had 44 conference champions; 40 regional champions; and 18 Sectional champions. He has had 35 State (39) qualifiers, 18 (20) State place winners, of which 2 have been Champions.
He has had 3 NCAA Place winners; most notably Geno Savegnago who was a Division 2 3 time All American and a Division I 4 time All American.
His All-time Dual Meet Record at Glenbard North is 288-86-5. He is in the top 3 teams in regards to the longest winning streak – A total of 68 straight wins
Bob has hosted several Illinois Wrestling Federation tournaments, and has been on the coaching staff of several Junior National Teams. He was an assistant coach of the Junior Pan-American team in Mexico City in 1974. He has been a clinician at the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association for several years; has been a guest clinician at several Illinois Camps and has been a speaker at the National High School Athletic Conference Association Convention and Seminar in Oklahoma City, Seattle and Orlando.
Carol Stream Youth Program
Coached freshmen for 3 years
Eastern Illinois Hall of Fame 1991
Grand Marshal 1994