Former Coach Dies At Age 81


THOMASVILLE — Bob Tobin, a veteran high school teacher and coach, died on Friday at the age of 81.

       An outstanding athlete at Thomasville High School, from which he graduated in 1949, Tobin served in the Air Force during the Korean War and then graduated from High Point College upon his return.

       He embarked on a career in education, starting as a coach and teacher at Sumner High School in Guilford County and also coaching in Davidson County at Ledford, East Davidson and Westchester Academy. For many years he served as executive secretary for the Central Carolina Conference.

       Tobin ended his career in 1987 and was inducted into the Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He was a long-time member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Thomasville, where the funeral was scheduled for today at 2 p.m.