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Athletic director

Robert Christian Bottger, American Athletic director. Named to Indian River Hall of Fame, 1975.


Bottger, Robert Christian was born on March 4, 1947 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Robert Merton and Norah Ripley (Ferguson) Bottger.


Bachelor of Science (cum laude), Springfield College, 1969; Master of Science, Springfield College, 1970.


Instructor physical education, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, Ferguson, Missouri, 1970-1973; assistant professor physical education, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, Ferguson, Missouri, 1973-1977; instructor physical education, Iowa State University, Ames, 1977-1979; assistant dean, athletic director, Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, Florida, 1979-1990; director physical education and athletics, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Kirkwood, Missouri, since 1990. Recreation advisory board, vice chairman City of Vero Beach, 1985-1992. Pool consultant City of Roland, 1977-1979.

Recreation league soccer coach Cities of Ames and Vero Beach, 1977-1987. Secretary, founding father St. Lucie County Sports Hall of Fame, 1990.


Member National Association Collegiate Dirs. of Athletics (Executive Committee 1985-1989), National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Adminstrs. (president 1990-1991, 1stv.p. 1989-1990, founding father 1987, Executive Board since 1987), CoSIDA, American Swimming Coaches Association, United States Aquatics Sports (United States swimming house of deals 1985-1990), National Junior College Associate of Arts Swimming and Diving Coaches' Association (Svc./Appreciation award 1983, 84, 88, 89, president 1976-1978, secretary-treasurer 1974-1976, 80-84, Hall of Fame, 1993), Missouri AHPER, Massachusetts AHPER, Phi EpsilonKappa.


Children: Timothy, Kristopher.

Robert Merton Bottger

Norah Ripley (Ferguson) Bottger

Timothy Bottger

Kristopher Bottger