Bob Rombach – November 16, 1943 – December 2, 2015

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rombachLongtime DHS Baseball coach passes away.

Visitation – Dec. 6

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jaynes Memorial Chapel
811 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Duncanville, TX 75137, United States
Rosary begins at 3:00 PM

Service – Dec. 7

10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1111 W. Danieldale Road, Duncanville, Texas 75137, United States
Mass of Christian Burial Service

jaynesCemetery Location

Holy Redeemer Cemetery
1500 S. Westmoreland Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115, United States

Honoring him at retirement in 2007 was Kenny Marchant of the Texas House of Representatives.



MR. MARCHANT. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Duncanville High School Panther Baseball Coach Bob Rombach for 39 years of dedicated coaching and teaching.

After graduating from Denton High School in 1961, Coach Rombach signed a professional baseball contract with the Houston Colt 45′ s organization. He spent the off-seasons studying for his Bachelor’s Degree and graduated in 1968 from North Texas State University.

His first coaching position was in Amarillo. Since then he has led five different baseball programs and is recognized as one of the most successful and respected coaches in Texas High School Baseball. Coach Rombach’s accolades are not only numerous but prestigious as well. He has been named Texas Coach of the Year twice, received a number of district honors and was coach of the North-South All-Star Game. In November of 1990, Coach Rombach was elected into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame after guiding the Panthers to the Class 5A State Championship. In 2000, he was selected by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association for the Hall of Fame.

As coach of the Duncanville Panthers, Coach Rombach’s teams have reached the playoffs 22 times in 23 seasons. They have earned a trip to the Texas State Tournament in Austin six times and won the state title in 1990. His career record is 859 wins and 362 losses and his record at Duncanville High School is 565 wins with 180 losses. During his distinguished tenure at Duncanville, Coach Rombach has seen thirty of his players drafted with nine playing in the big leagues.

Coach Rombach and his wife, Deanna, have three children: daughters, Amy and Tracy and son, Deron, who is a national cross checker for the Atlanta Braves. They have eight grandchildren.

Madam Speaker, in closing I would like to commend and congratulate Coach Bob Rombach on all of his accomplishments. His dedication and commitment to coaching and teaching is worthy of recognition. I wish Coach Rombach a happy and healthy retirement and it is an honor to represent him in the 24th District of Texas.

Honorable Kenny Marchant of Texas
Member of Congress
The State of Texas
WHEREAS, Robert Rombach, a longtime teacher and coach, has earned the admiration of innumerable people in the Midlothian community and beyond; and

WHEREAS, Born on November 16, 1943, Bob Rombach graduated from Denton High School; he played for the Houston Colt .4Ss minor league baseball team while attending the University of North Texas, and he also helped advance research for the space program by participating as a test subject in a weightlessness study; he completed his bachelor’s degree in health, physical education, and recreation in 1968; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Rombach began his career at Caprock High School in Amarillo, and he went on to distinguish himself as a top coach at Adamson, Skyline, Kimball, and R. L. Turner High Schools in Dallas; after joining the faculty at Duncanville High, he guided the Panthers baseball team to the playoffs in 22 out of 23 seasons, and the squad made six appearances in the state tournament in Austin, winning the Class SA title in 1990; Mr. Rombach served as president of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association as well; and

WHEREAS, Twice selected as Texas Coach of the Year, Mr. Rombach is a member of both the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and he was named coach of the North-South All-Star Game; he retired in 2007, having seen 30 of his players drafted, while 9 went on to play in the big leagues; and

WHEREAS, Devoted to his family, Mr. Rombach has enjoyed the love and support of his wife, Deanna, in all his endeavors; he also takes great pride in his three children, Deron, Amy, and Tracy, and his eight grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Bob Rombach has made a positive difference in the lives of countless students, and his dedication to youth athletics and education is a source of lasting inspiration to all those who are fortunate enough to know him; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Robert Rombach be honored for his professional accomplishments and that he be extended sincere appreciation for his outstanding contributions to the community.

John Wray
State Representative District 10