About Coach Rob

Coach Rob, a big kid at heart, who is passionate about all things football, brings with him 12 years of coaching experience, plus a Bachelors in Physical Education from Florida International University (FIU) as well as a Masters Degree from St. Johns University in Sports Management with a focus in Coaching. 

He began his coaching career at Gulliver Preparatory Youth Sports program in Miami, Florida from 2006 to 2009. While at Gulliver, he served as the Youth Sports Coach/Interim Director, Head Freshman Basketball Coach, as well as the Sports Director for the Gulliver Summer Camps.

Coach Rob and his wife moved to NYC in 2009. While studying at St. Johns, he coached two years with the SUNY Maritime College Football Team (2010 and 2011). His first season he coached running backs and contributed to finishing 9th for overall rushing yards in the nation as well as going 10-0 in the regular season and becoming the ECFC 2010 Champions. The following season (2011) he changed positions to coach the Corner Backs where he contributed to finishing the season 2nd in Passing Defense and 8th Overall Defense in the Nation as well as an 8-2 winning season, he then received “Assistant Coach of the Year” Award, voted by the players. Coach Rob moved on to coach with Monroe College during its inaugural football season in 2012, where he coached Outside Line Backers. Following this opportunity, he accepted a seasonal position with the National Football League (NFL) as the Regional Combine Assistant for the Player Personnel Department.

In 2014 Coach Rob and his wife had a daughter who was born 3 months early. Once she came home from the hospital in 2015, he and his wife decided it was best for him to step aside from his Director of After School and Flag Football position at an UES multi-sport company and take care of their daughter full time.  With that Coach Rob began the best coaching "job" of his career, taking care and working with his daughter full time.  He then began Huddle Up NYC as a part time position to help bring in any income possible.  Huddle Up NYC is now grown into one of the best Football Coaching Companies that NYC has to offer specializing in private lessons, after school groups, clinics, camps and more! 

Coach Rob believes that being a part of an athlete’s life and seeing them grown into young men and women is something you cannot put a price on. He has a passion to see sports impact student athletes and build characteristics in them like leadership, teamwork, courage, trust, respect and accountability. Coach Rob was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He and his wife have enjoyed living in NYC for 9 years with their now 4 year old daughter.

Read New York Family's interview with Coach Rob here!

What People are Saying About Coach Rob

“My son really connects with “Coach Rob” and loves getting to spend time with him.” Jenn O. 

“My son loves working with “Coach Rob”. The Coach’s patience and enthusiasm really was amazing. My son looked forward to each session.” Dara C.