Bob Catapano has made significant contributions to high school athletics in a couple of different ways, including as one of the state's best soccer coaches ever as well as serving as an outstanding athletic director. His career in North Carolina was entirely at Raleigh's Sanderson High School after he earned four varsity letters in soccer at N.C. State from 1969-72. During a 20-year period as men's head soccer coach at Sanderson, he rolled up an incredible 363-44-21 record, winning 11 NCHSAA state championships and 17 conference titles. His teams put together what was then a national record of 103 games without a loss from 1982 to '87 and had four unbeaten seasons. He retired from active coaching in 1996 but continued to serve as athletic director. He also served as a soccer official for youth, adult and collegiate matches for 20 years. A native of Glen Rock, N.J., Bob is a member of the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame, and the North Carolina Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.
July 8, 2019