2004 All Star East Coach
Assistant Coach Bob Yauck
Traverse City Central (formerly Dearborn Heights Robichaud) High School
Bob Yauck has coached high school football for 39 years. He began his career at Buffalo center in Iowa in 1963. He became the head coach at Dearborn Heights Robichaud in 1970 and remained in that position until retiring after the 1998 season. At Robichaud his teams compiled a 161-98 record and won or shared 11 conference titles. His Robichaud teams won five trips to the playoffs and won the state championship in 1990. 17 Robichaud players earned all state honors and many of Coach Yauck’s former players are now teachers and coaches.
Although he retired in 1999, Bob’s “love of the game” brought him back to coaching in 2000 when he served as an assistant coach at Kingsley HS. Currently, he is an assistant at Traverse City Central HS. Bob was awarded the MHSFCA Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2003.
In 1998, Bob was inducted into the MHSFCA Hall of Fame. He won Regional Coach of the Year Awards four times and was selected Class B Coach of the Year in 1990. The Detroit Free Press awarded Coach Yauck All Suburban Coach of the Year in 1983. His career record stands at 208-126-3.
Bob attended Saginaw High School and was an All State Fullback in 1957. At the University of Iowa he earned two varisty letters and was part of Iowa’s Big Ten Co-Championship team in 1960.
At Robichaud, Bob was a teacher and coached football, basketball, baseball and volleyball. He was also athletic director, assistant principal, and principal between 1981 and 1999. Bob’s wife, Patti, is an elementary music teacher in the Benzie Central Schools. His daughter, Eva, and son, Rob, are both teachers. Rob worked under his dad for 15 years as an assistant and currently coaches at Oak Park High School.