Bob Tattersall

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Bob Tattersall is one of those special coaches who wins games while also having lasting impact on his players. Tattersall has had a significant influence on many fathers and their sons at
Wilmington Friends School: they’ve praised him as a coach and educator. Tattersall’s statistics are well known in Delaware athletics circles: most football wins in state history  (283); one
state championship (1984); three other state tournament appearances (the latest in 2014); 23 conference titles; seven undefeated regular seasons; 37-game winning streak, second longest in the state;
two-time head coach in the Blue-Gold all-star game. Tattersall also won nine conference baseball championships in 24 seasons at Friends and two conference basketball titles in three seasons. After
playing three sports at William Penn High, Tattersall played freshman football, basketball and baseball at the University of Delaware. He then played two years of varsity baseball. Tattersall began
teaching and coaching at Friends School in 1966. He became the head football coach in 1968. In 2014, Friends was unbeaten in the regular season. Tattersall Field at Friends was named after him in



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