Hall of Fame induction: 1996
One of the truly outstanding high school and club coaches in state track and field history, Bob coached Tower Hill School from 1962 to 1981 and also helped initiate as well as coach the Delaware Track & Field Club women’s (won seven Middle Atlantic titles) and men’s (1975 title) teams. He was also a sprinting consultant for the Phillies for 12 years.
Tower Hill, one of the state’s smallest schools, became a force in T & F competition beginning with the New Castle County title in 1964. Hiller athletes set eight state records:
Chuck Hobbs was the first Delaware schoolboy under :50 in the quarter, Jeff Brokaw the first miler under 4:20, Bill Neff the first vaulter over 13’, Kenny Williams the first to triple jump over 46’ and the first to hurdle 14.2, Ty Roberts the first to triple jump over 49′ and J.D. Carroll still holds the state outdoor record of 6’11¼” in the high jump.
Behr’s dual meet record was 160-28-2. His mile relay teams won their class at the Penn Relays four times and 56 Hillers won State II titles. Behr’s teams won the state crown three times. In cross country, his teams won 124 dual meets plus conference and state titles. Individual state champions included Mac Thornton, Jeff Brokaw three times and Rick McCabe twice.