ON THE BALL…
For over two decades Robert Boudwin was better known as Houston Rockets mascot “Clutch the Bear,” which was a character he created in 1995. In addition to performing at over 1,500 games and 6,000 shows across the world in 12 countries he served as a content creator in the engagement economy helping to build the Rockets brand through in-game experience, grass roots marketing initiatives, community investment projects, creating an on-line presence and social media strategies. He authored 7 children’s books, and was producer of popular school shows reaching over 1.2 million elementary students at over 2,000 shows. Boudwin was a 2006 inductee into the Mascot Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 2 time NBA Mascot of the Year & a Houston Chronicle Hometown Hero in 2014. In the summer of 2016 Robert opened his own Marketing Consulting & Public Speaking Practice with the NCAA, Harris County Houston Sports Authority, University of Houston, Sam Houston Race Park, Clifford Group & Professional Sports Partners being just some of his clients. Philanthropically he is best know for his work with organ donation awareness having run the Houston ½ Marathon twice in the full Clutch mascot costume promoting the cause and serving on the Corporate Board of Directors for Life Gift since 2014. He is a member of Leadership Houston Class XXXVI graduating in 2018 and in 2017 gave a TEDx Talk in Houston. Although Boudwin graduated from the University of Delaware, his final 21 credits where obtained right here at the University of Houston and transferred back to UD while he was launching the Rockets new mascot. He is a COOG at heart & proud to join the UH Athletics Team as the Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing & Game Presentation! He resides in Spring, TX with his 4 children: 2 sets of twins, twin boys Luke & Jack born 2009 & twin girls Brooklyn & Bailey born 2016.
ENTERTAINING & INSPIRING KIDS & ADULTS
TRY NOT TO CRY…
MY TIME AS CLUTCH
“We’ve created a new position, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Event Presentation, and hired Robert Boudwin who is widely considered as one of the top event entertainment production executives in the country.”
-Chris Pezman, University of Houston Vice President for Athletic-AD–July 6, 2018
October 2, 2018–Houston Culture Map
From Clutch to Coog: Former Rockets Mascot Boosts University of Houston’s Football Program by Ken Hoffman
SOME OF WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO MY 1ST 8 MONTHS AT UH…
CELEBRATE HOUSTON — 1 UH Athlete from each of our 17 intercollegiate sports pair up with a City of Houston Work (police, firefighter, school teacher, road worker or EMS worker) at 17 iconic Houston Locations to CELEBRATE HOUSTON!
MEN’S BASKETBALL INTROS — Check out the crystal clear on court projection that turns our court into a high definition movie screen & the BRAND NEW only been done once before by any sports team anywhere…Red COOG Phone Flashlights turning the Fertitta Center RED & answering the question of what happens when ME BECOMES WE with 7,000 UH FANS! GO COOGS!!!