Robert holds a BA in History and an MA in History Education from Furman University. He ran track and cross-country during college and recently ran a 1:15:26 half marathon at age 45. He placed second as a masters runner in the 2009 USATF LDR Circuit in Utah.
As head track and cross-country coach for Berea High School from 1996-2002 he led the cross-country team to four consecutive state top ten finishes (1999-2001). In 1998 they were the South Carolina 3A State Track and Field runners-up.
Robert has been coaching at Alta High School since 2002. While he was Assistant Track Coach they were Utah 5A Girls State Track and Field Champions in 2003 and the following year won the 5A Boys State Track and Field.
As head cross-country coach at Alta, they’ve won six region championships in cross-country (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014). His 2008 accolades include Utah 5A Boys Cross Country State Champions, Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Region runner-up, Nike Cross Nationals qualifier, and Utah Cross Country Coach of the Year. He’s had Nike Southwest Championship race qualifiers in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014. One of his athletes, Kramer Morton, was a Foot Locker Finalist in 2012 and 2013, a Region Champion three consecutive years (2011-2013), and a 5A State Champion in 2012. His team was ranked 10th in the Southwest United States in 2013.