Bob Werden

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Bob’s Miami Hamilton days began in 1971 and culminated in 1974 with an associate of arts degree. During his time on campus Bob was a standout on the men’s basketball team helping lead the Chiefs to the Ohio Regional Campus tournament finals in 1972 but just falling short in the championship game to Bowling Green Firelands campus. The following season Bob earned the Most Efficient Player Award for Miami Hamilton. For his career, he averaged just over 10 points per game and chipped in 5 assists and 5 steals per game as well….it’s no wonder he earned the Most Efficient Player award with that stat stuffing collection.


In 1978 Bob began what would be a 34 year career working at General Electric Aircraft Engines until he finally retired in 2012. While that may have been his job, Bob left an even greater mark on the area with an outstanding coaching resume over the years. After coaching youth basketball for a few years, Bob led his Bobcats AAU team to multiple National Tournaments including a National Runner-up in 1999 and a 3rd place finish in 2000. From there he spent time as an assistant coach at Purcell Marian and Seven Hills before taking over the Head Coach position for the girls basketball team at Seven High School in 2006 and eventually went on to be the head coach at Reading High School as well.


However, it was at Seven Hills where he had the most success. His Lady Stingers were District Runners up in 2008 and State Regional Runners up in 2007 and 2009. His overall Head Coaching record was 151-108. Bob earned many awards during his coaching days….

Miami Valley Conference Coach of the Year 2007

District 16 Coach of the year in 2007, 2008, and 2009

Greater Cincinnati Basketball High School Hall of Fame Coach of the Year 2007, 2008 and 2009


Bob is currently enjoying retirement while coaching his grandson’s youth basketball team. He is married to his wife Tomi, has children Rob (wife Jen) and daughter Mary… addition he has 3 step children Richard (wife Anne), Elizabeth (husband Stephen) and Stephanie (husband Noah) as well as 10 grand kids.