Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bob Armstrong

Robert F. Armstrong

June 11, 1920
Cambridge, OH

November 22, 2009
Jacksonville, FL

1938-39 Glenville State - West Virginia (College) Freshman
1939-40 Glenville State - West Virginia (College)
1940-41 Glenville State - West Virginia (College)
1941-42 Glenville State - West Virginia (College)
Indianapolis Kautskys (Independent pro)
1945-46 Youngstown Bears (NBL)

Born in Cambridge to Lester and Nelle Armstrong but raised in Warren, Ohio, Bob went on to star on the court at Glenville State College. He served in the U.S. Army after graduating, working in counter-intelligence. He was stationed in Indiana for a bit, and played for the Kautskys while there. (At this time, the Kautskys were not a member of the NBL, but only functioning as a pro tournament team). Upon his return  to the states, he played one game for Youngstown in the NBL. He went on to Kent State to earn his master's degree. He coached baseball and basketball for various schools while working as the owner of TRW Insurance Company. He died in 2009.

Bob was married to Phyllis Hampson and they had three daughters; Robyn Moronti, Pat Frank, and Leslie Post.

Glenville HOF



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