Bob Bennett joined Grant MacEwan College in 1972 in a combined position of Student Counselor and Athletics Coordinator. He was officially the first administrator in Griffins athletics. Bob helped create the Edmonton Colleges Athletic League (ECAL) providing the Griffins an opportunity to compete. The Griffins competed in men's and women's volleyball and basketball for two seasons in the ECAL.
In 1973 Bob presented an application on behalf of the College to join the ACAC. Grant MacEwan College and was accepted in 1974 as an exhibition member, before becoming a full member in 1975. As a result in Bob's foresight and belief Grant MacEwan College students deserve the opportunity to be involved in competitive intercollegiate sport Griffins Athletics begun.
In 2002, Bob was inducted to the Griffins Wall of Distinction.