Bob Hartwell

Year Inducted: 1991 (first induction class)

Accomplishments: Former three-sport coach and Director of Athletics Bob Hartwell was honored as one of the College's first Hall of Fame inductees for his commitment to Babson's athletic program and his success as head coach of the men's soccer program. During his eight-year tenure as Athletics Director from 1978 to 1986, Hartwell was instrumental in the fund raising and development of Babson's Recreation and Special Events Center which opened in 1989. He also helped to lay the foundation for Babson's women's athletic programs by playing a key role in the establishment of seven varsity sports. Prior to becoming AD Hartwell served as men's soccer coach for 10 years, leading the Beavers to a 118-34-14 record and four NCAA tournament appearances, including the schools first-ever national championship in 1975. He also served as a long-time coach for the swimming and diving program, and he was one of the first coaches for the men's lacrosse program. As one of the driving forces behind Babson's first soccer field back in 1974, Hartwell's name joins that of fellow Hall of Famer and former soccer coach Bill Rogers '73 on Babson's current soccer complex.