Development Officer, Malone University
"PCA speaks to the core of who I have wanted to be, and what I want to do as a father, coach, athletic administrator, and mentor. The PCA movement, philosophy, and programming has already begun to shake and change our youth sports culture and I want to do everything possible to keep things shaking, changing, and improving for kids, families, coaches, educational institutions, and communities." – Bob Dean
Bob Dean is currently the Pioneer Development Officer for Malone University, specializing in fundraising efforts for the Pioneer athletic department. From 2015 to 2018, he served as the Director of Athletics & Activities for the Crestwood Local Schools. He spent the previous 11 years as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach & Student-Athlete Affairs Administrator for Hiram College. In those 11 years, he became the all-time leader in coaching wins in program history and his teams won the prestigious National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s “Team Academic Achievement Award” for having a team GPA of 3.0 or above for each of his 11 seasons and the 2013 “Team Ethics Award of Merit.” He coached 33 All-North Coast Athletic Conference players. He also spent nine years serving on the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Committee and helped to design the NCAA/NASPA Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership Project “360Proof.” Prior to Hiram, Bob was the first full-time alcohol & drug abuse prevention professional employed in a public school in Ohio and spent 17 years as the Student Assistance Administrator and Head Women’s Soccer Coach for the Hudson City Schools in Hudson, Ohio. He is nationally-known speaker and consultant who has spoken to and trained thousands of students, teachers, parents and coaches since 1981 on topics including alcohol and other drug abuse, leadership development, peer issues and positive youth development. Bob has trained and spoken in over 700 different school districts around the nation. As a coach, he was recognized by his peers as the Ohio High School Div. I Coach of the Year in 1996 and 1998 and was privileged to lead his teams to the Ohio Div. I State Championship in 2000 and the Ohio “Final Four” five times between 1990 and 2003, finishing twice as runners-up. He was recognized by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association with their “Ethics, Integrity and Sportsmanship” Award for 2000 and was a finalist for the National Federation of High School Coaches “National Coach of the Year” award for 2001-02. Bob was honored to coach 65 players who went on to play collegiately, 40 Academic All-Ohioans, 18 All-Ohioans, and five (5) All-Americans. He was recognized as an alcohol and drug abuse professional for his leadership by the Ohio Department of Education, the National S.A.D.D. organization and other groups. Bob was inducted in 2016 to the Hudson High School Hall of Fame, along with all members of the 2000 State Championship Girls Soccer Team. He was also inducted in 2002 to the Aurora High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. He served as a member of the Safe & Drug-Free Schools Advisory Committee for the Ohio Dept. of Education from 1995-2003. He currently serves as an Associate Board Member for the Cleveland Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Bob is a graduate of Kent State University, is an Ohio & Internationally Certified Prevention Consultant, and holds two national coaching certifications from the United States Soccer Federation as well as the Royal Dutch Football Federation. He and his wife, Sally, their 21-year-old daughter, Abby, and 18-year-old son, Ryan, live in Kent, Ohio.