Birthdate: January 16, 1941
Birthplace: Glenford, Ohio
High School: Coshocton (1959)
College: Wittenberg University (1963)
Bob Hamilton was a member of Wittenberg University's 1960-61 College Division national championship team and the 1962-63 squad that was the national runner-up.
Playing for coaches Ray Mears and Eldon Miller at Wittenberg prepared him for a successful 10-year run as head coach at Wittenberg and four years at the U.S. Naval Academy.
His six Wittenberg teams had a combined 119-38 record, winning or sharing four Ohio Athletic Conference regular season championships and winning three tournament titles. He was named Division III national coach of the year by the NABC in 1975-76.
The year after Hamilton left to become head coach at Navy, Wittenberg won the 1976-77 Division III national championship.
At Navy, which had only one winning season in the 14 years before he was hired, Hamilton had four straight before leaving the coaching profession.