As the Facilities Director, Bob Lade is in charge of scheduling all indoor classes, practices, activities and events in 20 different areas. He has served as the Recreational Sport Director for more than 25 years and oversees 26 intramural sports and the Student Rec Center, which manages 30,000 participants yearly.
Prior to coming to Northwest, Lade taught and coached for three years at the high school level. A former Bearcat football offensive coordinator for seven years, he received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Tarkio College and his master's degree in education from Northwest.
Bob is a member of National Intramural Recreation Association and American Driver Traffic Safety Education Association. He also is a MSHSAA three-sport state-level official and state rules interpreter.
He lives in Maryville with his wife, Diane, and they have three adult children: Abbey, Dana and Robbie.