Aug. 7, 2002
Robert Kenneally has stepped down as head coach of the Brown University men's and women's golf teams, but will continue his duties as Associate Athletic Director at Brown.
A native of Warwick, Rhode Island, Kenneally has been responsible for the resurgence of the Brown golf program. He transformed the men's golf team into a contender for the Ivy title, and guided the women's golf team to a third place Ivy League finish in 2001 and 2002. His men's team shot a school record 294 in the final round of the 2002 New England Championship.
A 1990 graduate of Brown, Kenneally enjoyed an outstanding four-year career as a high-scoring forward for the Brown hockey team. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational behavior and management and spent a year teaching biology and algebra, and coaching hockey and baseball at the Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut. He returned to the Brown campus in the fall of 1991 as an academic support intern for the department of athletics.
Kenneally was promoted to Associate Athleticnamed an assistant to the athletic director at Brown in 1993 with a myriad of responsibilities, including serving as the Brown Athletic Department's liaison with the university's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and coordinating the department's academic support system for student-athletes. He also supervises various head coaches, helps certify all incoming athletes for eligibility, and helps ensure that all of Brown's athletic programs are in compliance with NCAA and Ivy League rules.
Kenneally is a 1985 graduate of Warwick Veterans Memorial High School where he made his mark as a standout student-athlete. He is member of the Warwick Vets Hall of Fame. Kenneally spent a year at the Kent School in Connecticut before entering Brown in 1986. Bob and his wife, Valerie, and their two children, Matthew and Megan, currently reside in Cranston, Rhode Island.