Coach Bob has been with Scottsdale Aquatic Club since 2017 as lead coach for our Bronze Group.  Bob brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm having coached swimmers of all ages including age group, middle school, high school to adult masters swimmers.  He enjoys coaching swimmers new to swimming by providing proper stoke technique drills as well as providing challenging workouts for all levels he coaches. 

Bob has to his credits coached multiple Masters National Champions across a variety of events, along with being recognized as Coach of the Year in his first High School coaching experience.  Along with a love for swimming, Bob has been recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” for his work as Head Swim Coach with the Buehler YMCA Masters Swim Team in IL where he was responsible for rebuilding the program from a handful of swimmers to over 40 swimmers. This program has developed a number of National Champions at the Masters Level under his leadership.

Bob is currently Head Swim Coach for Notre Dame Prep along with being an Assistant Coach for Swim Devil Masters swim team and Lead Coach for our Bronze Group. He is also Western Regional Sales Director for SportTech which produces a high tech swim device called “Firebelly” that provides real time verbal feedback (times, splits, stroke rate, stroke count) to swimmers via bone conduction during their swims.  Bob is also Director of Operations Sales and Marketing for Raintree Apothecary where he is a principal owner.

Bob also enjoys the sport himself and is a High School All – American, in addition to being a YMCA Nationals Top Ten qualifier.

Bob graduated from Edinboro University PA with a BS in Health and Physical Education so is well versed and studied in the principles of athletic training and conditioning. Prior to moving into coaching Bob had a very successful career with 3 major pharmaceutical companies where he rose to the level of Regional VP Sales. 

Bob is married to his lovely wife Marybeth and they have 2 daughters (Erin and Christine) who live locally. Additionally Marybeth and Bob have 3 grand children and another on the way and are very active in their lives.

In addition to coaching Bob and Marybeth RPH have recently opened a new business called “Raintree Apothecary” in Scottsdale AZ which focuses on providing prescription compounded pharmaceutical products to meet the unique and individualized needs of patients.