Bob Mareburger joined the faculty and coach staff at Regent in the summer of 2015. In addition to serving as an assistant coach for both varsity football and basketball, he teachers high school classes in math, economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.
Mareburger came to Regent after retiring as senior vice president of Tulsa-based ONEOK corporation. His nearly 30-year corporate career also included tenures with CITGO Petroleum and Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Prior to Regent, Mareburger coached youth and middle school baseball and football, as well as basketball from youth through NCAA-certified high school tournament teams.
Mareburger graduated from the Unveristy of Oklahoma with a petroleum engineering degree in 1984 and an M.B.A. in 1986 where has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of the Price College. He is also a 2011 graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Mareburger and his wife, Diane, have been married for 25 years and have two children, Jack (Regent Class of 2015) and Drew (Regent Class of 2019). The Mareburger family has been part of the Regent community since 2001, the second year of Regent’s existence.
In 2001, Mareburger helped lead a group of families to start an independent Bible church in the Tulsa area after serving in a leadership capacity at another Bible church in Tulsa. He and his family now attend the South Tulsa Life Church campus.
Through his experiences coaching and working with church-based youth groups, Mareburger discovered a passion for mentoring and encouraging young people to live lives of purpose. He describes his motivation to make a career change as such: “Despite being blessed to work for great companies and leaders who invested in me personally, I believed God was calling me to enter a new season of life. Shortly before making a final decision to retire and make the change, I felt this calling so strongly that I believed not doing so would be disobedient to God’s plan for my life. When it became apparent that this coincided with specific needs at Regent, I knew that it was God who was opening the door. I am now equally blessed to work with a community who cares passionately about raising a generation of leaders who can fulfill the unique purpose God has given to each.”
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10