Robert C. Veach
- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 12, 2024
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The Hall of Fame recognizes Robert “Bob” Veach for his 30 years of commitment and dedication to the Mount Carmel Area Football Program. Bob has served as an assistant football coach from 1985 thru the 2012 football season. Bob began as a freshman football coach under Head Coach Jazz Diminick and would move up to the varsity level in 1993 under Coach Whitey Williams. Bob worked mostly with the defensive backs during his tenure and with the running backs. Bob is one of the few folks who have been on board for all of the state championships in 1994,96,98 2000, and 2002. Bob’s calm demeanor and quiet way of getting his message across to the players was a special gift and definitely served the position of “good cop.” Bob’s knowledge and expertise were certainly a great part in the Tornadoes success during his years with the varsity. MCA football had a team in the playoffs in 18 of the 20 years between 1993 and 2012.
Bob’s knowledge of injury, physical therapy and rehab played a great roll with the team, as he was there at every practice and was able to aid athletes on the spot
Bob also helped the Tornadoes as the starting running back from 1966 thru 68. His team would win 31 games, while losing only 3 and earning one Southern Division Championship. He rushed for 1,203 yards druring his senior season and 2,138 in his career. His 3,372 all purpose yards placed him 5th at the time. He then went on to start at Susquehanna University and established 15 career records led by his 3,524 all purpose yards. He was the Clyde R. Spitzner Memorial Award winner in 1973 and was 1971″s Outstanding Offensive Player. He was an honorable mention college all state player in 1972 and was inducted into the Susquehanna University Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. and the Ed Romance Chapter Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
Perhaps Bob’s biggest contribution to MCA football were his three sons, Bob, Brett, and Jon -all of whom have records throughout the MCA Football Record book. He is married to the former Donna Kuzo and still maintains his home in Mount Carmel.