Former Jesuit soccer coach Bob Bauman named FACA Hall of Fame inductee

Bob Bauman, who led Jesuit’s soccer program to five state titles, is one of five coaching inductees in this year’s Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) Hall of Fame class.

“I’m very excited for the honor,” Bauman said. “This achievement is due to the great support of parents and players through the years. It is something to be shared by everyone.”

Bauman, now a Hillsborough County Circuit Court judge, coached the Tigers for 26 seasons, winning 24 district titles and reaching the state semifinals 15 times. 

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The five state titles (1995, ‘97-99, 2001) under Bauman all came during a seven-year span. The last team to win a state championship also finished first in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. 

In 2014, Bauman left the program to become a judge. He finished with a 571-124-69 record. 

Bauman is the fifth former Jesuit coach to be inducted into the FACA, Hall of Fame, joining Paul Straub (inducted 1981), Bill Minahan (1996), John Crumbley (2007), and Mike Boza (2008). 

Two years ago, Bauman returned to coaching to take over the boys soccer program at Cristo Rey, a Catholic school in Tampa.