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Bob Beatham is much more than just a voice

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:49 am
by BDN
Bob Beatham is much more than just a voice

...Usually we had about 15 freshmen candidates a season. We would tell them that by the time they were juniors and seniors that we would only need 3 of them for the varsity. They were told how the program works and it’s philosophy and that we were looking for team oriented, coachable and disciplined players that eventually help the varsity and these things would be started with their freshmen year and that the coach would have my complete backing in instilling what I expected from him and the team and the players.

Bob was like a basketball sponge, absorbing everything I could want for as a freshmen coach as he immediately instilled the objectives of what I wanted and for good measure he won the Eastern Maine Class B/C Freshmen League Championship during his very first year as the freshmen coach.

There was never a year where he did not end up having at least 3 juniors and 3 seniors ready to compete for the varsity team.

For a coach who had never played the game, he certainly took to coaching as if he was a long time player. On a scale of 9 to 10 with 10 being THE HIGHEST I RATED HIM AS A FRESHMEN COACH doing everything I expected of a freshmen coach as a 9………………………TEEN.

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Re: Bob Beatham is much more than just a voice

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:46 am
by Uconnball
Fantastic article about Bobby B......spot on! Great person!