Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame


Robert Thompson

Class of 1984

Bob graduated from Missouri Valley College in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education.  Bob was a four-year football letterman, three times earning All-Conference honors, twice All-District honors, and Little All-American Honorable Mention honors his senior year.  An active fraternity member, Bob was voted Athlete of the Year by the Sigma Nu Chapters, and was selected as Mr. Viking his senior year.

Following college Bob began a teaching and coaching career in Pacific, Missouri.  In 1970 he returned to Missouri Valley College as an assistant football coach.  Bob served in the United State Army for two years in the States and Korea.  After the service Bob returned to Marshall and to Missouri Valley College to continue his coaching duties with the offensive and defensive lines.

Currently Bob is the Quality Assurance Officer for the Developmentally Disabled Citizens of Missouri, and has served on several state committees evaluating and developing better programs and services.

Bob and his wife Kathy have two children Rachel and Kathryn.