Inducted in 2011
Rob lettered three years in football for the Galion Tiger from 1982-85. He was also a 3 three year letter winner for the Tigers baseball team. The 1984 Galion Tigers came within a half a game of tying for the NOL football championship. That year Rob was the leading rusher for Galion with 873 yards and the leading scorer for both Galion and the NOL with 93 points. He was named to the Honorable Mention All NOL and All North Central Ohio Teams. In 1985 Galion won the AAA, Division II, State Championship with a perfect record of 14-0. Rob led the team and NOL in rushing with 1680 yards, averaging 7.9 yards per carry, and scored 150 points. In addition to Rob’s yardage, the quarterback threw for 1793 yards and the fullback rushed for 1125 yards. Rob was named 1st Team NOL, North Central Ohio, Northwest District and 2nd Team All Ohio. He was named North Central Ohio’s Offensive Back of the year, Northwest District’s co-back of the year and Honorable Mention All-American. He was also selected to the North Team of the North-South Ohio All-Star game. He ended his high school career with 4,347 all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, kick -off and punt return yardage).
Rob was recruited and played for the Division III University of Dayton Flyers where he was a three year letterman. Dayton was a perennial playoff team and made it each year Rob was on the team. They lost in the championship game his sophomore year and were eliminated in the first game his junior year. His senior year he was the team’s leading rusher with 986 yards. Playing against Union College, NY, at the Amos Alonzo Stag Bowl in 1989, the University of Dayton (13-0-1) won the Division III National Championship with its 17-7 victory. Rob’s 55 yard punt return to the 3 yard line was instrumental in securing that victory. He was named Honorable Mention-All American for his efforts. That year Rob was awarded the Sheriff Beano Keiter Award for excellent Attitude, Character and Personality. Rob stills holds the record for the single season punt return average of 13.6 yards. In 2009, on the 20th anniversary of their championship, Rob and his teammates were inducted into the University of Dayton Sports Hall of Fame.
Rob has a degree in mechanical engineering from Dayton and is currently Manager of the Program Manufacturing Leaders for Faurecia Emission Controls, the world’s largest automotive exhaust manufacturer. He and his wife Kim live in Franklin, IN, and are the proud parents of Robert “ Finn” Monnett, 1 ½ years old. Rob is the grandson of Robert “ Bobby” Monnett, who was inducted into the Crawford County Hall of Fame Class of 2010 in March 2011.