Bob Peffle, one of the winningest coaches at La Salle College High School, retired on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 after twenty-eight seasons as the Head Soccer Coach. Peffle, who succeeded Tom Turner when he became the Head Soccer Coach at Saint Joseph's University, took over the program in 1987 and compiled a record of 402-132-66. He led the Explorers to eleven appearances in the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship game, winning seven (1993, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2011, and 2012). He also won back-to-back PIAA District 12 Championships in 2011 and 2012. During his tenure as Head Soccer Coach, the Explorers enjoyed unparalleled success and La Salle added its name to the list of Philadelphia Catholic League powerhouses and top teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Bob Peffle stopped teaching last June after seven years as a faculty member in the Mathematics Department. Prior to teaching at La Salle College High School, he was a faculty member at his Alma Mater, Frankford High School, where he also coached baseball and wrestling. His previous coaching experience also included two years as the Head Soccer Coach at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School and one year at Bishop Kenrick. In addition, he spent six years as the Head Wrestling Coach at William Penn High School and six seasons as the Assistant Baseball Coach for Joe Parisi at La Salle.