Norton, Robert

Category: Coach

Mr. Robert Norton began a three-year teaching and coaching career at Bergen Catholic in 1966, teaching Spanish and History and serving as Head Coach of the football team and as an assistant baseball coach to Vic Liggio. He was also involved in the formation of the BC hockey program. Bob had a 19-5-3 record as head football coach and led the Crusaders to a perfect 9-0 record in his first season. Bob left BC in the spring of 1969 to become an assistant football coach at Holy Cross College before moving on one year later to become and assistant football and hockey coach at the University of New Hampshire. In 1976, he began a 33-year career as a school administrator, 30 of which were spent as the Principal of three schools: Hillsboro Dering (NH) HS, Belmont (NH) HS, and Woburn (MA) HS. Bob was chosen as “Principal of the Year” in New Hampshire in 1988. A graduate of Rutgers University (where he was captain of the football team and also a varsity baseball player), Bob also had a career of 33 years as a television color analyst for football and hockey. A member of the Watertown High School and New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Halls of Fame, he was the recipient for two New England Emmys for his TV work. Rob and his wife of 40 years, Ellen, have three children.