Bob grew up in New London where he was an All State player at New London High School and a member of the New London American Legion team that played in the World Series in 1986. During his time in High School and American Legion he played in 5 State Championship games winning 1 in high school and 3 with New London Legion.
Upon graduating from high school he accepted a full scholarship to the University of Hartford where he would play beside Major League Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell. He was a career .330 hitter playing both first and third base. He also spent some time as a pitcher. As a Captain in 1992 he earned All New England honors. Nenna stands among program leaders in RBIs, putouts and fielding percentage.
In 1991 Bob played and captained the Grand Lake Mariners of the Great Lakes League hitting a league leading .344 and being named a first team all star.
In 1993 he became the manager of New London Legion winning a zone championship in his first year and finishing second the next. New London posted a 57-23 record during his time there.
In 1995 Bob became the Hitting Instructor and Recruiting Coordinator for UHART. During his 2 years in that role the Hawks hit .290 and .311. Under his tutelage, Hartford’s offense averaged 6.7 and 5.8 runs per game. In 1998 he became the Interim Head Coach where he oversaw all aspects of the Division 1 program.
With over 25 years of coaching and playing experience, Bob is excited to get back to doing what he loves best, teaching the game of baseball.
Bob currently lives in Newington with his wife Joy and their 2 children Abby and Jack.