He is also a former head coach of the Green Terror lacrosse and tennis teams, and is the college's winningest men's basketball coach. He also coached football. Ober was inducted into the college's Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Additionally, he has served as president of the McDaniel College Alumni Council and as a member of the McDaniel College Alumni Association on reunion committees and as part of the Alumni Association presidential task force. He is active with Torch International and has given a "Torch Talk" on World War II hero Colonel Paul Levern Bates, a 1931 alumnus of the college, with several civic organizations in the Westminster area. In addition to his degrees from the college, he also holds a Ph.D. from University of Maryland.