Robert Iamurri

Coach
Inducted 2011

Robert Iamurri winning softball games sounds like a broken record. That's because his teams have broken almost all the records.

 

Naples native Iamurri is in his 26th year of coaching at Naples High School and has 727 victories to show for it. During his tenure at NHS, his team won 13 of 16 state championship appearances. In the fastpitch era, Naples holds the FHSAA records for most state championships won (10), consecutive championships won (5), most tournament appearances (22), most consecutive tournament appearances (22), most tournament games played (82), and most tournament games won (70). 

 

Due to his coaching success, he won the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Life Membership Award and is an FACA Hall of Fame coach. Iamurri served as the FACA District Chairman or Vice Chairman for 17 years, as well as serving on the FHSAA softball rules committee. He was a speaker for the FACA softball state meeting five times. It was topped off by being named the NHSCA national softball coach of the year in 2010, which awards career accomplishments.

 

Through the effort and contribution of Iamurri, Florida has become a top-tier state for the recruitment of softball players. His players are recognized for their athletic achievements as well as their hard work academically. Other programs try to emulate Iamurri’s style of coaching and he does his part in strengthening other schools’ programs by serving as a speaker at various events for his coaching comrades.

 

For Iamurri, it all starts with the game kids play in the neighborhood as a longtime coach in the Naples Little League. By teaching and coaching youth softball all the way through high school, countless girls have had the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the game and have taken those lessons learned with them through life.