Bob Grisham Obituary, Death – On Sunday, January 22, 2023, Bob Grisham, who had served as the longstanding athletic director at Saint Martin’s University for many years until retiring in October, suddenly had an aneurysm and perished instantly.
Over the course of more than 37 years, Grisham served as an advocate for the athletic programs at Saint Martin’s University, the community around the university, and the athletic conference as a whole. The campus of the university will play host to a service, and in the near future, additional details surrounding the event will be made available.
According to the president of Saint Martin’s University, Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, Ph.D., “We owe a significant amount of the expansion of our athletic programs, as well as the success of our student-athletes both inside and outside of the classroom, to Bob and his leadership.” “He will be sorely missed by the countless people who had the privilege of knowing him. We ask that you remember his loved ones and our neighborhood in your thoughts and prayers.
Grisham’s lifelong mission was to “raise the bar” in every situation. He was constantly pushing our coaches and student athletes to get better, which included everything from expanding our athletic facilities and introducing new programs to forging relationships with other organizations in order to build up our sports support.
During the 2022 Hall of Fame/Hall of Honor awards, Grisham stated, “I am proud of what our staff, coaches, and student-athletes have accomplished with their successes in winning athletic and academic awards, honors, and championships.” Grisham was speaking about the accomplishments of the team’s staff, coaches, and student-athletes. It exemplifies what we have been working for, which is to raise the standard in terms of quality.
We are aware that the passing of Grisham will have an effect on a large number of people. His family, friends, and the community of Saints, whose lives were blessed by Bob’s larger-than-life personality, his funny quips, and his contagious laughter, will miss him terribly. He had a chuckle that could make anyone smile, and his laughter was infectious.