Bob Black has been the “Voice of the Spiders” since my days as a player. He’s synonymous with Spider sports history. Bob has provided the play-by-play account for Spider football and men's basketball broadcasts on radio, television and SpiderTV for over 30 years.
In this clip Bob explains what the coaching staff was looking for when recruiting. They were looking for the best ATHLETES. What does that mean? Yes, it refers strength, speed, and athleticism. However, the most important ingredients were the following. They had to be students of the game and were they COACHABLE. These two factors could directly impact the TEAM'S success. Coaches were there to teach and get the most out of each player. But, the athlete had to have the ability to absorb instruction and feedback. Making adjustments on the fly, quick installation periods, and implementation separated average TEAMS and GREAT TEAMS. It didn’t matter where an athlete fell on the depth chart. The MINDSET of each player had to be enthusiastic and highly motivated. When a group of people come together who share the same standards and work habits great things can happen. Thank you Bob for all your years of hard work and dedication to the SPIDERS. We can’t thank you enough for being a part of the Just A Kid From Fall River documentary.