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What They’re Saying About Bob Stull

Quotes from Stull’s colleagues, and current and former coaches on his retirement.

Bob Stull

“I’ve got so many great memories and special moments from my time at UTEP. I really appreciate Bob believing in me and offering me a job from the junior college ranks. He saw something in me and thought I could do it, and I will always be grateful for that. He was always so supportive while I was there. I always admired how he handled things during the few adverse times that we had. I was always impressed with how levelheaded he was. He cared for the kids and he was great to work for. It’s very special and unique that I got to work for the AD who hired me for 16 years.”

Keitha Adams

Former UTEP Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Current Women’s Basketball Head Coach / Wichita State University

“Bob was incredible to work for. He took a chance on me, and I owe him a great deal for the opportunities that he provided and the doors that they opened. He has done a tremendous job at UTEP while always serving student-athletes. The coaches that he has hired have enjoyed tremendous success, and he really had a knack for developing staff as well. It’s really remarkable to look at the people who worked for him and what they’ve gone on to do.”

Dr. Lisa Campos

Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics

Northern Arizona University

“Bob brought an exceptional amount of organizational skills to UTEP Athletics and got alumni excited about supporting the Miners. And while UTEP has always been on the map, whether it be for its achievements in basketball or track and field, he expanded our horizons by making us look at the entire athletic program as a part of the living function of the university. UTEP will miss coach Stull, and he will be remembered for quite some time.”

Larry Durham

Former UTEP Football Letterwinner and Athletics Donor

“I am happy for Bob and Kim. He has been a credit to his profession as both a coach and Athletic Director. I admire the hires that he’s made, and more importantly the space that he’s given the staff to do the jobs that he hired us to do. Everyone is aware of the tremendous upgrades he made in facilities for all our sports. Like his predecessors, he made UTEP a better place than what he inherited. I would guess that our sports teams have to be at the very top of the list nationwide in terms of operating without NCAA probation over the last 20 years. He will be missed.”

Tim Floyd

UTEP Men’s Basketball Head Coach

“Bob has been a great friend, mentor and boss. I have the utmost respect for him not only for what he has done for me, but UTEP as well.”

Sean Kugler

UTEP Football Head Coach

“It is hard to put in words how much Bob has meant to college athletics and the positive impact he has had on so many student-athletes, coaches and administrators. I feel very fortunate to call him a colleague and dear friend. While I am happy for Bob, Kim and their extended family, his thoughtful, experienced contributions and tireless efforts to improve not only UTEP's program, but Conference USA and college athletics will be sorely missed. Bob's ability to combine compassion and class with his competitive spirit has been a tremendous example for all of us and we are grateful for his leadership.”

Judy MacLeod

Commissioner

Conference USA

“He’s the best athletic director that I have ever worked with. What he’s done here, taking the athletic program to a new level, is amazing. He did it as a coach in football, and he’s done it as an administrator. He’s built first-class facilities and hired exceptional coaches. He does things the right way. The student-athletes are doing well academically and they are respectful. UTEP has a lot of respect in the community. He gets along really well with the administration. I have never seen an athletic director who goes to as many athletic events as Bob Stull. He knows all the student-athletes. I really respect him a lot. He’s really a good person, a good husband, a good father and a good boss. He’s going to be hard to replace.”

Mike Price

UTEP Football Coach (2004-12)

"I am indebted to Bob for taking a chance on me as a young, inexperienced administrator. Bob has been an incredible mentor, trusted voice and friend to me and to so many others and his accomplishments over a lifetime of service to student athletes is well documented. I am thrilled that he and Kim will have the opportunity to return to Missouri to be closer to their grandchildren. Although Bob will never slow down, I wish him only the best in ‘retirement’.”

Stephanie Rempe

Deputy Director of Athletics

Texas A&M University

“Bob has meant a lot to me personally. He has been a mentor and a friend. I wouldn’t be in the position that I’m in today without him and the opportunity that he gave me at UTEP. He really transformed UTEP Athletics and did a great job of coming in there and helping take it to the next level. As both a football coach and athletic director, Bob has certainly had a tremendous impact on college athletics and developing young people.”

Mack Rhoades

Vice President/Director of Athletics

Baylor University

“I’ve had the great fortune to work with Bob for more than 20 years, and have always believed that there’s no one I would rather work alongside. His numerous contributions to UTEP, first as head football coach and now as Director of Athletics will long be discussed and remembered.”

Jon Teicher

Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting / “Voice of the Miners”

UTEP

“I don’t think anybody has made a bigger impact on UTEP Athletics than Bob. He has lifted the program to an unbelievable level, not just from a competitive standpoint, but academically and with no NCAA violations. A lot of people take these things for granted, but it’s not like that everywhere. He has done a wonderful job. He has worked hard to get where he is. Now he gets to be around his grandchildren, and I think that means a lot to him. We’re going to miss him. He’ll be hard to beat.”

Russell Vandenburg

UTEP Athletics Donor