Pegg, a native of Ontario, Canada, graduated summa cum laude from Vanguard, then Southern California College, in 1997, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
As a student-athlete at VU, Pegg experienced considerable success, serving as the Lions' starting catcher for two seasons and being named Vanguard's male athlete of the year and baseball's most valuable player during his senior campaign (1996-97). The same year, he was a member of the All-GSAC first team and an NAIA All-America honorable mention selection.
Off of the field, Pegg maintained a 3.97 GPA, which earned him Academic All-GSAC and NAIA Scholar Athlete honors.
After graduation, Pegg broadened his baseball resume, accepting an offer to play professional baseball in the Frontier League for the Canton Crocodiles (Ohio), where his squad won the league championship in its inaugural season. Additionally, in 1998, Pegg was selected as a reserve member for the Canadian National Team.
The following year, Pegg returned to SCC and received his California teaching credential in secondary school mathematics. He also began his seven-year stint as the lead baseball assistant under former head coach Kevin Kasper.
Under the guidance Coach Kasper and Coach Pegg, the program made great strides competitively, and in 2002, the team became Region II Champions and was one game from qualifying for the NAIA World Series.
Ten of Pegg's players have gone on to sign/play professional baseball. He has developed and coached three NCCAA First Team All Americans, two NCCAA All-Region players and 12 All-Conference players. As a head and/or assistant coach at Vanguard, Pegg has coached an NAIA All American and 16 All-GSAC honorees. Six of Pegg's players are currently serving as collegiate assistant coaches.
As the three-time NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010), Pegg also guided his then-squad to a third place NCCAA World Series finish in 2009.
Rob is married to Angela, an alumna of the VU women's basketball program who played for current head coach, Russ Davis. The couple has four children, Daniel, Mia, Trent and Landon.
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