From Our Director of Athletics
Welcome to Cobra Country!
My name is Bob McKenney, and I have been the Director of Athletics since November 2020. I have taught Physical Education and Sports Marketing since 2014, and have been the boys Varsity Basketball coach here since 2015.
I received my undergraduate degree in teaching Physical Education from St. Lawrence University and my graduate degree in Administration and Planning from The University of Vermont. Prior to starting at Bishop Grimes, I was a teacher, coach, and administrator in Milton, Vermont for 13 years and spent 10 years as the Director of Athletics at Onondaga Community College. There I was fortunate to be a part of growing the Athletic department from 5 active teams to 14, bringing a turf field to the campus, 6 national championships, and being named Northeast Athletic Director of the Year, in 2008. I also coached basketball at a local public school, for 19 years, where our teams won 6 NY State Championships and saw some of our players go on to play professionally. I feel very fortunate to continue to coach exceptional athletes and work with many outstanding assistant coaches. I am proud to reside in the Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame, and New York State Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Of all the schools I have worked, Bishop Grimes is my favorite. Being in a faith filled environment has truly been a blessing in my life. We offer 38 athletic programs, and 3 additional programs in combination with partner schools. Every year, we have over 70% of our students involved in the athletic program. On average, over 60% of our athletes are honored annually, by the state, as a scholar athlete. We offer many inclusive opportunities for our student athletes to get involved and try something new, while maintaining highly competitive programs at the Varsity level. We are the only high school in CNY that has a student pep band at our home games, resulting in an unparalleled game day atmosphere. The athletic program at Bishop Grimes is truly a family and we all care and support each other. I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve at Bishop Grimes.
Bob McKenney, Director of Athletics; firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (315) 437-0356