Robert J. Fink
Sport(s): Football, Coaching
Bob Fink lettered in football all four years at DePauw and received numerous awards. A starter for three years on both offense and defense, he was named Most Valuable Lineman, Most Valuable Player, Athlete of the Year and Honorable Mention Little All-American. He was captain of the football team and president of "D" Association in his senior year. While at DePauw he started every game but one, never missed a game because of an injury, and played one year with two broken fingers. As a defensive player he scored three touchdowns - one on a blocked punt, another on a pass interception and one on a handoff from the opposing team's quarterback. After graduating from DePauw, Bob began a 31-year career in high school education and coaching. From 1963 to 1986, he was Director of Athletics at Northridge High School in Dayton, Ohio, where he led a pioneering effort to evaluate girls' sports. A leader in both the Ohio and National Athletic Director's Associations, he was named Athletic Director of the Year for Ohio's Southwest District in 1983. In 1988 Bob was one of 97 athletic administrators to be recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.