Hauck in July 2009
June 14, 1964 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Northern Arizona (OLB)
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||11–7 (NCAA D-I playoffs)|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
7 Big Sky (2003–2009)
Robert Lawrence Hauck (born June 14, 1964) is a college football coach and the head coach of the UNLV Rebels. Hauck was previously the head coach at Montana, where he led the Grizzlies to seven conference titles and postseason berths in as many seasons, including three national championship game appearances. In 2013, following three losing seasons at UNLV, Hauck led the Rebels to their first winning season since 2000.
Hauck was born in Missoula, Montana, and was schooled at Sweet Grass County High School in Big Timber. His brother Tim was a star defensive back at Montana and went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL. Bobby did his higher studies at the University of Montana (1988) and UCLA (1991). Hauck never played football at the collegiate level, instead competing in track at Montana before getting into coaching.
Hauck served as an assistant under Rick Neuheisel at Washington (1999–2002). Additionally, he coach under Neuheisel at Colorado (1995–98). He also served as an assistant at Northern Arizona (1993–94), UCLA (1990–92), and Montana (1988–89).
Head coaching career
Hauck's first season as head coach of Montana team was in 2003 and over the next seven seasons, the Griz won or shared seven straight Big Sky Conference championships. He is the fourth coach to guide Montana to a national championship game. He took the 2004 team to the NCAA Division I-AA national championship game and the 2006 team to the I-AA semifinals. In 2007, he signed a one-year contract, rejecting a three-year deal that he was offered. Montana lost the national championship game in 2008 and 2009.
Hauck had been rumored as a candidate for the vacant head coaching position at UNLV in December 2009 and interviewed with UNLV's Athletic Director Jim Livengood on December 20, 2009. On December 22, the Las Vegas Sun reported that Hauck would be named UNLV's next head coach after completing a second interview earlier that day. Hauck and UNLV agreed on a three-year contract worth $350,000 annually in base pay. Hauck can also earn up to $150,000 in completion bonuses that are heavy in incentives.
Controversies over student athlete violence
In 2009, he became the subject of national controversy when he refused to take questions from the school newspaper the Montana Kaimin following the paper's story about an alleged assault by two Grizzly football players. During Hauck's tenure, the Montana Kaimin reported 11 separate violent incidents involving Grizzly football players. Charges against student athletes ranged from assault to domestic violence to murder. It is of note that the murder charge resulted in a full acquittal.
Head coaching record
|Montana Grizzlies (Big Sky Conference) (2003–2009)|
|2003||Montana||9–4||5–2||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA First round|
|2004||Montana||12–3||6–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA Championship|
|2005||Montana||8–4||5–2||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA First round|
|2006||Montana||12–2||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division I Semifinal|
|2007||Montana||11–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division I First round|
|2008||Montana||14–2||7–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division I Championship|
|2009||Montana||14–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division I Championship|
|UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2010–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- 2006 Regional Coach of the Year Winner (Division I-AA, Region 5)
- Big Sky coach of the year 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Hauck was also one of the finalists of the 2006 Eddie Robinson Award.
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- Profile at MontanaGrizzlies.com
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- I-AA Q and A: Montana Head Coach Bobby Hauck
- Big Sky Conference Notes, Reviews, Preview
- Hauck signs 1-year deal
- Greene, Ryan (December 18, 2009). "Hauck, Franchione set to interview for UNLV football coaching post". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 19, 2009.
- Moy, Chelsi (October 24, 2009). "Bobby Hauck, Kaimin feud goes viral". Missoulian (Missoula, MT). Retrieved 2009-11-10.
- Gerrity, Mike (September 18, 2009). "A history of violence". Kaimin (Missoula, MT). Retrieved 2009-12-22.[dead link]
- 2006 Regional Coach of the Year Winners
- Hauck named Big Sky coach of the year
- UM's Hauck named Big Sky football coach of the year
- Seven in Gateway are FCS Award Finalists