In 21 years as the head coach of the Yellow Jacket football program, Bob Packard established standards of excellence at Baldwin-Wallace College and throughout the NCAA Division III level that are difficult to match.
afternoon in 2001, Bob Packard passed his coach and mentor, the legendary Lee Tressel, to become the most prolific football coach in Yellow Jacket history with 156 wins. This showing also ranks Bob Packard among the top coaches in Division III.
Packard learned the Yellow Jacket system as a student-athlete, assistant coach and offensive coordinator under Lee Tressel. Packard strongly believes in the Division III philosophy of the student-athlete.
Under Packard's expert tutelage, the Yellow Jackets also won six OAC titles and went to NCAA post-season competition twice. In addition, B-W was nationally ranked virtually every year and the program produced numerous All-American, Academic All-American, All-OAC and Academic All-OAC student-athletes.
Packard also was an assistant coach at Orrville (Ohio) High School before returning to his alma mater in 1968 as an assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets. In 1974, Packard was promoted to offensive coordinator and in 1981 named Head Coach.