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Bates: Robert Flynn, three-sport coach , dies at age 83

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:38 am
by Tom Nolette
Robert Flynn, three-sport coach with ‘iconic Bobcat zen’ who elevated Bates skiing to national prominence, dies at age 83

Robert C. “Bob” Flynn, a three-sport head coach at Bates who elevated the skiing program to national prominence and whose warmth and loyalty to his athletes embodied “the force, the spirit, and the iconic Bobcat zen” of Bates athletics, died July 31, 2016, at age 83.

Appointed as an assistant coach of football in 1965, Flynn served as head coach of skiing from 1968 to 1990 and as head coach of baseball from 1991 to 1999. He was also head coach of golf for 19 seasons, retiring after the fall 2015 season.

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A celebration of Bob Flynn’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Gomes Chapel followed by a reception in Perry Atrium of Pettengill Hall.

“As a coach, Bob Flynn had an exceptional wealth of knowledge about skiing, baseball, and golf,” said Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh. “And all that knowledge was wrapped into the kindest human being you can imagine — someone who used his life to help countless students in three different sports.”

In her announcement to the college campus, President Clayton Spencer described Flynn as a fierce competitor who “also coached his athletes with great loyalty and unabashed kindness, and displayed unfaltering goodwill to colleagues, competitors, and members of the Maine and national sports communities.” ... at-age-83/

Re: Bates: Robert Flynn, three-sport coach , dies at age 83

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:45 am
by Tom Nolette
BatesSports ‏@BatesSports
The Bobcast takes a look at coach Bob Flynn's legacy over his 50 years at Bates. ... tEpisode35 ... tEpisode35