Bobby McClarin a young Engineer who is a native of Bethlehem, PA saw an opportunity to help kids gain confidence, respect and self esteem through his team building exercises.  He grew up in the city's "West Side" neighborhood in a blue-collar family. Football was always his passion and playing at the Division I level was his dream. Having grown up watching the likes of Michael Stonebreaker and Ned Bolcar play for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, he always envisioned himself running out onto the hallowed grounds of South Bend.  Admittedly, he was never the fastest athlete on the football field or the quickest on the basketball court but he possessed the intangibles, an unfathomable "will" and unmatched work ethic that would lead to his successes on and off the playing field. As a result of his academic and athletic success at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA, he was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to attend the United States Naval Academy, earn a degree in engineering, serve his country, and play football at the Division I level. Prior to attending the Naval Academy, he spent two years at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI where he was initiated to the "Brotherhood" which serves as the cornerstone of Navy Football. Following his stint at NAPS, he went on to earn a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a key contributor to Navy's football resurgence under Paul Johnson. While starting at middle linebacker for the Midshipmen, he was the recipient of many accolades to include the 2002 Admiral Mack Award, 2004 Roger Staubach Award, 2004 College Football News All-Bowl Team among others. However, the most rewarding accomplishment in his years while at Navy was making a decision with all his brothers to commit themselves to the "never outworked, 5-Star Heart" mentality as they took a football program from 0-11 in his freshman year to Emerald Bowl Champs in his senior year posting a 10-2 record.

Upon graduation from the Academy in May of 2005, he married the love of his life Kate in June. After tying the knot with Kate, they headed to Newport, RI. Bobby was selected by Navy's coaching staff as one of four players from their graduating class to coach at NAPS for the first six months of his military obligation. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life, for he knew coaching, inspiring, and mentoring was his "True North." Following NAPS, Bobby held a wide array of leadership roles as an officer in the United States Navy and Civil Engineer Corps to include surface warfare officer, ordnance officer, visit, board, search, and seizure officer, and lead construction project manager.  After serving his five year obligation, Bobby and Kate elected to move back to the Lehigh Valley and raise a family. Today, they are proud parents of three beautiful children, Lilah, Elizabeth ("Biddy"), and Tommy.  Bobby continues to volunteer his time as a coach for Upwards Basketball, the Hurricane Club, and the Greater Bethlehem Soccer League.  In 2014, Bobby  earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Supply Chain Management from Moravian College.  Bobby is  currently employed by Air Product's spin off Versum Materials where he serves as an Operations Manager.  Bobby's love for football and passion for physical fitness as a NASE Certified Speed and Explosion Specialist inspired him to form Five Star Heart Training, LLC in 2014.  Establishing The Five Star Heart  Project in October of 2015 is his latest endeavor, an endeavor in which he hopes to affect the lives of many in a positive way throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. 

          His first summer project he had 15 football young men join him in learning how to be a Five Star Heart player and person.  In three years Bobby has grown the program to 200 plus young men in the area to become the best they can be in whatever they pursue in life be it football, engineering or carpentry.  Bobby donates his time and talents to help others become better young people creating better adults for our future.  He is looking into including a project for female athletes later this year of next but always keeping his eye on the "ball" to help motivate, educate and inspire our youth in their lives.