Robert M. Hollis '73
Robert "Rob" Hollis '73, a native of Providence, RI, was an outstanding three sport varsity athlete in soccer, hockey and lacrosse at Tabor Academy. In his nine seasons, Rob was awarded eight varsity letters. His enthusiasm and positive nature made others gravitate toward him. On the field, Rob's teammates respected his ability to know that a team which works together will always succeed. His personality always brought Rob's athletic and leadership skills to another level. Rob was an exceptional athlete, but in lacrosse his star ability was most impressive. Many of his peers say that Rob Hollis was one of the best lacrosse players in the country, and in 1972, he earned the title of Lacrosse All-American.
After Tabor, Rob played lacrosse at University of North Carolina where, as a freshman, he started on both the lacrosse and soccer teams. Rob went on to coach high school lacrosse at several New England schools, including Noble and Greenough, Moses Brown and Providence Country Day. In 1983, he took over the Mini Lacrosse program for Providence Youth Lacrosse. Rob worked with multiple organizations, at many different levels, as both a coach and administrator in the sport of lacrosse. Through his drive, warm personality, commitment to good coaching and love of the game, Rob built a wide network throughout the country for developing lacrosse talent and, in the process, forged many lifelong friendships.