was one of the first great wrestlers in Rhode
Island College history. Among a host of achievements, the
Plymouth, Massachusetts native was RICís first All-New England
wrestler, placing fourth at 152 lbs. during his Team MVP season
as a senior in 1970.
He was the ECAC State College Champion, while
leading the team in pins, at 152 lbs. in 1968, í69 and í70. He
was also a defender on RICís menís soccer team during the same
time span, earning team MVP honors in 1969. Haigh received the John E. Hetherman Award as a
senior in 1970 and was named to the Collegeís All-75th
Anniversary Wrestling Team in 2005.
He has continued to stay involved in athletics,
working as a coach, board member and umpire with his local
Little League. Haigh has also directed and coached youth soccer
and basketball programs.
Haigh earned a bachelorís degree in education
from Rhode Island College in 1970 and his masterís degree in
elementary education from Fitchburg State College in 1980. He is
currently the principal and elementary technology director of
the Butterfield School located in Orange, Massachusetts. Prior
to joining the administration, he was a special needs teacher
for 23 years.
Haigh resides in Orange, Massachusetts with his
wife Nancy. They have three children: Robert Jr. (32), Lindsay
(30) and Sarah (27).