Robert Casciola

Bob CasciolaBob Casciola served as president of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, from 1995 until 2005, after serving as executive director since August 1991.

Selected All-Ivy League at Tackle for Princeton University, Casciola spent 20 years in the college coaching ranks as an assistant coach at Princeton and Dartmouth College and then as head coach at the University of Connecticut and Princeton. In 1978, he joined First Fidelity Bank of New Jersey, leaving in 1987 to become executive vice President and chief operating officer of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association, a position he held for five years. In 1981, he began a broadcasting career as a color analyst for Princeton Football. He also called games for the New Jersey Generals, Rutgers, Ivy League schools and Great American Independent Football teams.

Among his many honors, Casciola was honored by the Downtown Athletic Club with a Heisman Scholarship Award in 1994; and was the recipient of the 2004 Distinguished American Award

Bob and his wife, Janet, have four children.

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