Nelson Bobb

Nelson Bobb

Nelson Bobb

Nelson Bobb was the Director of Athletics for UNC Greensboro from 1983 until 2009 directing the athletic program in their movement from NCAA Division III to NCAA Division I in only five years. UNCG is one of only a dozen institutions to ever compete in all three divisions. During his tenure, Bobb oversaw the construction or renovation of all of the Spartans’ athletic venues. During Bobb’s 26 years, women’s basketball appeared in the NCAA Tournament seven times, men’s basketball twice, men’s soccer 16 times – including five national championships, women’s soccer eight times, volleyball three times, baseball twice and softball once. The Spartans were highly successful under Bobb’s leadership winning 37 conference tournament titles, 28 as an NCAA Division I member. Spartan teams also won 67 conference regular season titles, 41 of those since moving to NCAA Division I. With Bobb’s leadership, the UNCG Soccer Stadium was transformed into a venue for more than 10,000 fans and played host to the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship in 1997 and 1998.

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