2016

Coach of Distinction, Sports Legend

Robert Orr, 1970 – 2003 

Coach Orr graduated from Clarence High School in 1955 and Allegheny College in 1969. After teaching one year in the Cleveland, Ohio Public Schools, he began his teaching career at Hamburg in 1970. From 1971 to 1978, Orr coached 9th grade basketball. For the next 18 years, from 1979 to 1995, he coached the Varsity basketball team at Hamburg. During that time, the Bulldogs won 4 Division Championships and finished second eight times, reaching the Sectional Finals four times, including two losses to the eventual state champions. His Varsity win-loss record was 218-138. Orr also was named the first ever Hamburg Varsity golf coach and held that position for 15 years from 1974 to1988. He stepped down from coaching Varsity basketball in 1995, but remained in the Hamburg basketball program for another five years, coaching both the Modified and JV teams. His overall record in 531 games coached was 349-182. Orr also served as ECIC Basketball Chairman from 1989 to 1992. In 2002, Coach Orr retired from teaching and coaching in the Hamburg Schools after 32 years. He went on to work for local athletic apparel and footwear company, Ad Pro Sports for 11 years.