Robert H. More: 2023 Hall of Fame Athlete, Class of 1961

Robert H. More, Class of 1961, was a champion middle-distance runner, undefeated in the 880/half-mile for all but one of his Northeast Conference races (his first.)  He also ran the 440/quarter mile.  He was conference champion in the half-mile for four years.    He was District Champion in his junior and senior years, which qualified him for the state track meet in Columbus, where he was seen by the OSU track coach.  In addition to his four Varsity letters in track, he earned Varsity letters in football (2) and basketball (2). He was recruited and accepted a full athletic scholarship to The Ohio State University for track. He earned 3 Varsity letters there (freshman were not eligible).

Graduating with a BS in Behavior Health Social Work, Rob was also an ROTC student and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army.  He served in the military police and as an assistant provost martial in Virginia before leading an augmented platoon in the Vietnam Mekong River Delta.  He was awarded a Bronze Star and served in the Reserves from 1967-1971.

Returning home, Rob used his GI benefits to continue his education at Indiana University, where he earned an MSW in Behavior Health Social Work.  He later earned an MBA.  His career spanned four different mental health centers in Florida, serving in increasingly higher levels of management including CEO of Manatee Glens Corporation for 12 years.  He was later recruited as Chief Operating Officer of the public sector division for a for-profit behavioral health managed care company.  He retired in 2008.

Rob has been married to Laura for 42 years. They own an RV coach, which they use for traveling across America.  They have visited every state but one—North Dakota.  They also own an RV lot in the Smoky Mountains (May-Nov) and a home in the Tampa area.   They have two married daughters and two granddaughters. Great grandchild twins on the way when this edition of the Online Log was published.

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