Bob Caron was born in New Jersey and came to Bristol at a very early age. He played basketball and baseball at Sarah E. Reynolds School and was an all star in the Junior Police Baseball. He was a standout athlete at Bristol High, Class of ’48, and later played baseball and basketball at Cheshire Academy. He played semi-pro football for the Bristol Blues in 1950, and in 1951 played baseball and basketball for UConn at its Waterbury branch. He played baseball for the Forestville Eagles and for the league champion Washington, DC Traders in the summer baseball league.
After coming out of the service in 1955, he played football and baseball at St. Lawrence University. He then went into coaching youth sports in Bristol, including Pony League, St. Matthew’s CYO basketball, and Bristol Midget Football where he coached the Packers for 20 years. He was recognized for his dedicated service to Bristol Midget Football in 1981 and was presented the Harp Broderick Award by the Bristol Tramps in 1984 for his contributions to sports in Bristol.