PERMIAN BASIN AREA DIRECTOR
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Coach Bob Highley is married to his wife, Shellye, of 41 years. They have three children, Kaley, Ryan, and Jazmin. They also have four grandsons and two beautiful granddaughters.
In addition to his Area Director position with FCA, where he has directed the Coaches Ministry around the Permian Basin since March 2016, Bob also serves bi-vocationally as a Pastor, and volunteers as a Baseball Coach at Midland Classical Academy.
Bob has over thirty years of coaching and teaching experience in public and private high schools around west Texas, which is where he first got involved with FCA in 1977. He was the Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Football Coach at Kermit High School from 1977 to 1987, where his baseball team won the Class 2A State Championship in 1979. He was the Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Football Coach at Odessa Permian High School from 1987 to 1993, where he was a part of two Class 5A Football State Championship teams in 1989 and 1991, as well as their legendary National Championship team in 1989. Bob was also a member of the coaching staff on the nationally renowned 1988 Permian team, which was featured in the best selling book, hit feature film, and award-winning television series "Friday Night Lights."
Bob surrendered to vocational ministry in 1993 and served on staff at several different churches, before getting back into coaching and teaching a few years later as the Chaplain at Trinity Christian School in Lubbock, Texas. From 1999 to 2006, he helped start Lubbock Trinity's baseball program as their first Head Coach.
As an Ordained Minister, for the past twenty-plus years, Bob has served in full-time Youth and Associate Pastor positions, as well as bi-vocational and Interim Senior Pastor positions at churches in Odessa, Midland, Lubbock, Brownfield, Big Spring, and Rankin, and a Pulpit Supply Preacher for countless other churches.
Bob is originally from Big Spring, Texas and graduated from Forsan High School. He then received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Sul Ross State University, where he Lettered in football, and then played seven years of semi-pro baseball after graduation.