Coach Rob was introduced to track and field by Hall of Fame Coach Don Gatewood, while attending Montbello High School in Denver Colorado. His dedication and commitment to Coach Gatewood’s program of fundamentals, teamwork and leadership on the track as well as in the community allowed him to excel as a member of Gatewood’s three-peat State Championship team and fostered his desire to coach.
After leaving high school, Coach Rob worked odd jobs from collections, moving furniture, customer service, full time church ministry, disc jockeying and radio station voiceover work. With his love of track and field and wanting to assist young athletes reach their potential as athletes and responsible citizens. Coach Rob was given his first opportunity to coach by Marcus Walker his mentor. Mr. Walker ran his own track club in Denver, CO and brought Coach Rob in to train his sprinters and jumpers. Mr. Walker became the Athletic Director at Monbello High School in 1994 then hired him as an assistant coach where he coached for 6 years.
Coach Rob has coached for various summer track programs for the past 23 years including; Marcus Walker Track Club Denver, CO; Southern Striders TC Houston, TX; Carl Lewis Athletic Stars TC Houston, TX; Florida Elite TC Orlando FL; Ft. Lauderdale TC Ft Lauderdale, FL and Quick Reaction TC Lauderdale Hill, FL. Earning his Colorado Coaching Certification in 1994.
Today he continues to focus on teaching the fundamentals that have created State Champions and All-Americans in relay events, sprints 100 – 800 and jumps. He prides himself with understanding that the development of young athletes holistically is the key to creating college athletes, college graduates and great citizens.