Rob played on the Cuyahoga Falls Little League North District Champs teams of 1991 and 1992. He played Varsity at Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1996, 1997, and 1998. There he was an All-Western Reserve honoree as a catcher and co-captain for the Falls teams that went 59-21 during his stint.
He went to college at Potomac State College of West Virginia University (1999-2000), IUPUI (2001), and University of Pittsburgh (2002). Attending Potomac State on a scholarship, he helped his team to a JNCAA Division XX regional title in 2000. He then attended IUPUI on a scholarship in 2001 which abruptly dropped their baseball program the next year. The following school year, Rob was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh on a baseball scholarship. As co-captain, he helped Pitt to a 36-16 record in the Big East Conference.
Rob signed a minor league contract with the Washington Wildthings of the Frontier League in 2003. He played amateur ball with the Akron Lasiks and Akron A’s. The Lasiks won multiple league championships and he won the league batting title in 2007 hitting .500. Playing for the Akron A’s in the Roy Hobbs league, he was a part of the teams who won multiple league championships and Roy Hobbs World Series Championship in Florida.
Rob also has spent time providing baseball instruction at Pinnacle Sports and Play Ball Academy as well as coaching 16U Akron A’s team in 2015 and 15U Ohio Elite team in 2016.
Rob and his wife Katie and son Declan live in Stow Ohio