Robert Bonn serves as director of athletics and as Exercise and Sport Science Department chair within the Education Division. Bonn came to Carthage from Pacific University in April 1992 where he served as head men’s basketball coach, athletics director and chair of the department of physical education during his eight-year tenure. Prior to that, Mr. Bonn was an assistant men’s basketball coach at both Western New Mexico University and at Framingham State College, and head coach for boys' basketball and baseball at Westwood High School in Massachusetts.
Under Mr. Bonn’s leadership, the Carthage athletic program has become nationally recognized and respected based on significant improvements in facilities, fundraising, coaching expertise and team/athlete success. Athletic participation includes almost 30 percent of the undergraduate student body, with more than 700 students involved in 24 NCAA intercollegiate sports. Seven sports have been added during his tenure: men’s and women’s soccer, women’s golf, men’s volleyball, women’s water polo and both men’s and women’s lacrosse. Mr. Bonn holds an Ed.D. from Boston University, M.Ed. from Springfield College, and B.S. from the University of Connecticut. Read more