The Bobb McKittrick Wall of Honor
An awesome tribute to an exceptional man.



In Memory of Bobb McKittrick
(December 12, 1935 - March 15, 2000)
Loving Husband, Father, Friend
49'er Offensive Line Coach For Over 20 years

The plaque on this wall is a duplicate of the one that hangs at 49'er headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. Surrounding it are photos of the players whom Bobb chose to be the recipients of the McKittrick Award for every year he coached, except the strike year. The McKittrick Award is given each year to the Offensive Lineman who best represents the qualities Bobb valued - Intensity, Skill & Sacrifice.


From "Coach's Corner", Meet Me At the Van's Newsletter, January 2000...

My friendship with Bobb began over 20 years ago. It was 1979 and I had started playing racquetball with some of Bobb's linemen and other 49ers-Randy Cross, Bruce Elia, John Ayers, Scott Hilton, Danny Bunz and Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds. Believe it or not, I didn't even know they were 49ers until the 3rd or 4th time we met at the courts. I really couldn't have cared less at the time-they couldn't win more than 2 games that season and I was more interested in playing sports than watching.

The Van's became the place for them to hang out with their families, girlfriends, buddies and one coach-the only one accepted by his players to hang out with them-Bobb McKittrick. Bobb and his wife Teckla would come up to The Van's with the players and so I had the good fortune to meet them. I immediately grew close to Bobb. He is everything I admire in a human being and personifies the two qualities I value most-honesty and loyalty. Knowing Bobb the way I do is an amazing lesson in life.

He breaks down the game of football and the game of life in the same manner: If you want to achieve your goals, you must have a burning desire and the ability to focus on it, stamina and perseverance to hone and refine your skills, and be willing to give whatever is necessary to reach them.

Intensity, Skill & Sacrifice - Bobb McKittrick lives it, teaches it and has displayed it throughout his life. Everyone around him respects him for his integrity.

I love you Bobb!!
Your friend forever - Loring



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