While many sons follow in their father’s footsteps, Bob Jamison, Sr. is following in son, Bob Jamison, Jr., into the Salem High School Sports Hall of Fame.

The retired Salem High School and Salem Junior High instructor began a ten-year stint in the late 1960’s coaching the Wildcats baseball program, but that was just part of Jamison’s long involvement with baseball in the Salem area. Jamison was also involved with SCHS athletics as clock operator for the boys basketball team for ten years and the football program for 20 years. Jamison, who worked as a scout for the Cincinnati Reds for 30 years, served as a board member, director and groundskeeper for the Salem Little League program. Salem Little League dedicated Bob Jamison Field in his honor during a 1998 dedication at the new complex.

Jamison served as the grand marshal of the 2007 Salem Little Egypt Festival Parade during a year when the program’s theme was “The Games That We Play” as a salute for his love for area athletics.

Jamison was a 1943 graduate of Oblong High School.

Jamison received the Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Area Foundation Civic Achievement Award in 2009. Jamison has also been recognized for his patriotism and devotion to Salem American Legion Post 128.

Jamison has also served as a member of the Salem High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee.