Bob Gillespie has built an impressive resume in his time at Ripon College.
His 293 baseball and 483 basketball victories as a head coach are both school records. He also has served as the school’s athletic director for much of the past two decades.
But in order to extend his coaching longevity, Gillespie notified the college this past January of his resignation from the athletic director’s position, effective at the end of this school year.
“I’ve just turned 61 years old and athletics and Ripon College has been who I am. I want to have the opportunity to coach for as long as I possibly can and I think by zeroing in on the coaching, it will allow me more longevity as far as coaching is concerned,” Gillespie said. “I am not sure if I kept doing all three that I would be able to coach as long as I think I will be able to.”
For full story, see the April 29, 2010 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.