Bob Downs




Bob was inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.

Bob coached boy’s golf @ Oelwein for 26 years. He retired after the 1994 season.

During Bob’s tenure @ Oelwein, his teams won 81% of their dual & triangular meets. Bob had 9 teams qualify for State. His 1989 team won the State Championship while his 1990 & 1986 teams were runner-ups. Bob also coached two Individual runner-up Medalists and two other players that finished in the top 5. During his 26 years @ Oelwein, his teams won the Northeast Iowa Conference 8 times and finished second 10 other times. During his time @ Oelwein, his teams played in the District meet 23 consecutive years.

Bob served on the very first Iowa High School Boy’s Golf Advisory Board. While on the advisory board, he lead the change from having 5 players play @ meets to the current format of 6 players playing at meets.

Bob and his wife, Nancy, have 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.