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Bob Vincent

2000 SRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Coach Robert Vincent:

Robert “Bob” Vincent is the only one of our first seven inductees who actually never attended San Ramon Valley High School as a student.

Perhaps it is a testament to his superior abilities as a coach, a mentor, a teacher, and a most respected and vital part of our community that we honor his talents.

Mr. Vincent began his stay at SRVHS as part of the San Ramon coaching staff in the 1949-50 school year.

Coach Vincent seemed to be everywhere as he coached Varsity and Junior Varsity Track & Field, Varsity and Junior Varsity Cross Country, and Varsity Basketball, just to name a few. John Raynor, current SRVHS Athletic Director, said it all in filing out Coach Vincent’s Athletic Hall of Fame nomination for: “Bob Vincent was the Coach of Everything at San Ramon for 40 years!!! [He was] a most positive force in athletics at San Ramon Valley High School for 40 plus years. Dedicated committed, and an exceptional role model for many athletes.”

The 1965-66 SRVHS yearbook was dedicated to Vincent, “…for his endless years of coaching many San Ramon teams, for teaching Driver’s Training, along with many side contributions to both the school and the community.” That year marked his 15th year at the high school – his 28th year a the school (1977-78), Coach Vincent was selected by the county as “Teacher of the Year”

Vincent continued to be a fixture at San Ramon until retiring from the high school in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Recently, Bob was further honored for years of dedication with the San Ramon Valley High School HS tennis courts being name in his honor. Vincent is also a Tri-Valley Hall of Fame member.

It is fitting that Robert “Bob” Vincent still resides in Danville since in so many ways he has been a vital and permanent fixture in or community for the last 5 decades