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A former community college library director with master’s degrees in library science (Kentucky) and Sports Administration (Wichita State), Robert also is a scorekeeper for Hutchinson Community College and for the NJCAA’s Division I Men’s National Basketball Tournament. He got his start in coaching at his alma mater of Gunnison High School (CO), volunteering as an assistant boy’s coach, and officiating in 1985. For more than three decades in Colorado and Kansas Robert has been involved in basketball as an official (17 years) and coach from YMCA youth basketball to the collegiate level. Highlights include leading Deer Trail High School (CO) girls to a state tournament berth, working a summer for Gene Keady’s summer basketball camps at Purdue, and serving on the organizing committee of and keeping score for the first two years of Kansas’ Class 4A Division II state basketball tournament. He has been head girls coach at Platte Canyon High School (CO), junior varsity girls coach at Alamosa High School (CO), and was a volunteer assistant women’s coach with Colorado College (NCAA Div. III) and what is now Adams State University (NCAA Div. II). Most recently he was head junior high girls coach at Hutchinson Trinity (KS). A poker enthusiast Robert is a Blue Shark Optics Eyewear sponsored player, contributes to live blog reports during RunGood Events supported poker tournaments, and was a contributor to Ante Up Magazine.