ROBERT ROSTRON


CLASS OF '65


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2010



Watching, playing and coaching soccer are strong themes that run throughout the life of Bob Rostron. The sport and the people that are connected to it carry important memories as Rostron grew from a youngster in the Bromley neighborhood to an all-star at Steinert to a student-athlete at Rider College.

He knows that he was blessed with excellent coaches starting with Al Cowell Sr. and Fran Kelly at the youth level and continuing with Bob Pivovarnick and Jake Tarr in high school and college. There were others including Joe Ritter at Rider and Joe "Sec" Secretario who coached him at the adult level with the Hamnetts which then led to Extension Soccer Club and an appearance in the National Amateur Cup finals in 1976. "At Steinert, both Pivo and Jake Tarr inspired me to be the best I could," Rostron says. "Pivo was the single most important reason I was able to attend Rider College."

He calls it the SHS Experience and credits his coaches and teachers for providing the "foundation for all aspects of my life."

Rostron earned all-county honors in 1963 and '64. He served as a captain of the Steinert Spartans in 1964 and the Rider Broncs in 1967 and '68.

The Executive Director of Burlington Comprehensive Counseling Inc. in Mount Holly, Bob Rostron also finds time to be an administrator with the New Jersey Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program.


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