Robert Fitch


IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2013)


Fitch was the head men's golf coach from 1956-1988, as well as manager of IU's golf facility. He led Indiana University to Big Ten championships in 1962, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974 and 1975, along with 10 second-place finishes and 5 third-place finishes - 21 of 32 in the top three. In NCAA competition, IU placed sixth in 1974 and seventh in 1975 and finished in the top 12 five times under Bob's leadership. He coached five individual Big Ten champions and five All-Americans. Fitch also served as assistant football coach at IU from 1952-56. Fitch was All-American end in football at Minnesota and at one time held the world record in the discus and was NCAA champion in the discus.