Blitzing Bobby; Rob Thomson was hard to stop in high school, college, and coaching

“One of the things that makes him such a great coach is that he has the ability to find ways to do things that are intricate but easy for a high school kid to understand,” said Drury. “He came in during the preseason of my junior year, and he installed an offense in something like three days. It was so intricate, and we had a 3,000 yard rusher. All the blocking schemes and everything were put in over just three days, and that was incredible.”

With his ability to lead as a player and a coach, Thomson was an easy choice for the Southington Sports Hall of Fame selection committee. He will be inducted during a ceremony at the Aqua Turf on Thursday, Nov. 8. For tickets, contact Jim Verderame, (860) 628-7335.

“It’s just a great honor to be listed along with all those names,” said Thomson. “Growing up, I always heard about guys like Andy Meade. I played with his kid, and I always heard about what a great player he was. Then, when you look at all those other guys selected, it was such an honor.”

To comment on this story or to contact sports writer John Goralski, email him at jgoralski@southington observer.com.

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