Robert “Rocky” Washington
Rocky Washington graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1978. He then attended Penn State- Beaver where he played basketball and baseball. He led the team in home runs, runs batted in, and stolen bases. His strength and speed attracted the Cincinnati Reds who signed him to a major league contract. He played in the minor leagues during the 1981 season before continuing his education at Penn State’s main campus in 1982.
While at Penn State he was a three letterman in football as a wide receiver and special team’s player and was a member of the Nittany Lions 1982 National Champion team. In 1985 he was selected by Baltimore of the United States Football League. Also, in 1985 he received the Dick Kadis Award for scholastic achievement from the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. In 2008 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
During his time at Penn State he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture and then a master’s degree in public administration concentrating in marketing and business. Using his educational background, he has received multiple honors and recognitions for turning underperforming markets into company leaders, launching new product portfolios, raising research funds and directing clinical trials. He is an award winning motivational sales director with many years of success in leading multistate districts in the marketing of sophisticated medical products. He is currently the executive director of clinical operations/medical development for Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.
Rocky and his wife, Sheree, are the parents of three sons.