Bobby started his professional career with a group of players that led the Dutch National Team to two consecutive second place finishes at the 1974 and 1978 World Cup tournaments. After an MVP rookie season in the Dutch Eredivisie, Bobby moved to the U.S. in 1980 to join the Philadelphia Fury of the NASL. He continued his career with the Montreal Manic, and the Chicago Sting and the Pittsburgh Spirit of the MISL. After 17 years of professional soccer he became the general manager of the Milwaukee Wave. In 1992, as a coach, he guided the Montreal Supra to the semi-finals of the Canadian Professional Soccer League.
Presently, Bobby has been the boys varsity head coach at North Allegheny High School for the past 15 years. During his tenure, he has won the WPIAL Championship twice in 2016 and 2017.
Bobby holds the USSF “A” license as well as the Dutch coaching badge and has a degree in physical education. An excellent teacher and coach, he is respected and well known for his knowledge of the game and his technical skills.