A graduate of South Bend Central High School, Bob left town after graduation in the 60's to become a Marine and serve his country in the Vietnam War. When he returned stateside he settled in Southern California where he earned his Associates Degree at Orange Coast College and acted as assistant basketball coach. Since then he completed a Bachelors degree at Long Beach State and a Masters degree at Pepperdine University.
Coach "Horn" has been a winner at every level, coaching basketball from high school to NCAA Division I, including a term as head coach at Arizona State University. During his tenure, the Sun Devils upset both UCLA and the University of Oregon. Returning to Southern California, Schermerhorn coached Riverside Community College to nine consecutive playoff appearances.
Schermerhorn was selected State Coach of the Year in 1996 and Orange Empire Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1996. He has since coached at Fullerton College and Santa Ana College where he was also Associate Dean of Exercise Science. In 2003, Coach "Horn" was enshrined in the California Community College Basketball Hall of Fame.