Coach Spotlight: Meet Robby Keith

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Robby Keith joined our chapter in 2005, back when we were called The First Tee of San Jose. He excelled through our program and certified in our Ace level (highest level). Robby graduated from Notre Dame de Namur and majored in Kinesiology. He is currently studying at The Ohio State University and working on his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Robby has been an instructor for us since 2016 and has coached over 800 students. He also assisted us with our DRIVE outreach program which includes visiting local schools and delivering our curriculum in their after-school classes. In addition to traveling to the schools, Robby helped deliver school field trips classes at Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course.

Robby’s contributions to the program extend past coaching. For example, he has delivered speeches and assisted us at our local fundraisers. We are grateful he could take time from his busy schedule to continue to give back to the program he started so long ago. Robby’s journey from student to instructor is an example we hope others follow. For those that choose the path of participant to coach, they have an outstanding role model to look up to in Robby.

According to Coach Robby, “Having been a participant since I was 7, The First Tee of Silicon Valley has become a family to me, both accepting me as who I am and encouraging me to develop further. They made me the man I am today, and by coaching I hope I bring current and future participants into our family and give them the tools to succeed.”

We are fortunate to have Robby involved in our team and appreciate his enthusiasm and drive to make our program a better place for everyone. Thank you, Robby, and keep up the great work!

If you are interested in joining coaches like Robby, please visit https://www.thefirstteesiliconvalley.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/. The deadline to sign up for the Fall season is August 15th.