Bobby Hauck

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Bobby Hauck
Bobby Hauck Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar July 5, 2009.jpg
Hauck in July 2009
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Special teams coordinator
Team San Diego State
Conference Mountain West
Biographical details
Born (1964-06-14) June 14, 1964 (age 51)
Missoula, Montana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1989 Montana (DB/DL)
1990–1992 UCLA (GA)
1993–1994 Northern Arizona (OLB)
1995–1998 Colorado (S/OLB/ST)
1999–2002 Washington (DB/ST)
2003–2009 Montana
2010–2014 UNLV
2015–present San Diego State (STC)
Head coaching record
Overall 95–67
Tournaments 11–7 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
7 Big Sky (2003–2009)

Robert Lawrence Hauck (born June 14, 1964) is a college football coach, currently the special teams coordinator for the San Diego State football team. He most recently was the head coach at UNLV Rebels.[1] 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.

Early days[edit]

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).[2] Hauck never played football at the collegiate level, instead competing in track at Montana before getting into coaching.[3]

Early positions[edit]

Hauck served as an assistant under Rick Neuheisel at Washington (1999–2002).[4] 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).[5]

Head coaching career[edit]


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.[6] He took the 2004 team to the NCAA Division I-AA national championship game and the 2006 team to the I-AA semifinals.[7] In 2007, he signed a one-year contract, rejecting a three-year deal that he was offered.[7] 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.[8] 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.[1] 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.[9] UNLV announced on November 28, 2014 that Hauck had submitted his resignation to the team after going 15-48 in 5 seasons.[10] UNLV is currently on the path of building a new football stadium which might help the program in future years.

San Diego State[edit]

On January 16, 2015 Hauck, was hired as the special teams coordinator for the San Diego State football team.

Controversies over student athlete violence[edit]

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.[11] 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.[12]Chelsea Moi, reporter for The Missoulian reported the folling in October 2001: "Following a scathing story published by the University of Montana student newspaper about an alleged assault by two Grizzly football players, the UM football team has proved it's good at another game - the silent treatment.In recent weeks, head coach Bobby Hauck has publicly belittled Kaimin reporters at weekly news conferences, and followed through with an earlier threat of shutting the students out of interviews. Now, the football athletes are no longer speaking to the student reporters either - a silence the Kaimin believes Hauck ordered."[13]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
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
Montana: 80–17 47–6
UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2010–2014)
2010 UNLV 2–11 2–6 7th
2011 UNLV 2–10 1–6 T–6th
2012 UNLV 2–11 2–6 8th
2013 UNLV 7–6 5–3 T–3rd (West) L Heart of Dallas
2014 UNLV 2–11 1–7 6th (West)
UNLV: 15–49 11–28
Total: 95–67
      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)[14]
  • Big Sky coach of the year 2006,[15] 2007[16] and 2009.

Hauck was also one of the finalists of the 2006 Eddie Robinson Award.[17]


  1. ^ a b Greene, Ryan (December 22, 2009). "Hauck, Franchione set to interview for UNLV football coaching post". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 22, 2009. 
  2. ^ Profile at 
  3. ^ Bobby's world: The many facets of homegrown coach Bobby Hauck 
  4. ^ Washington, University of. "Bobby Hauck Profile". Coaching Biography. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ I-AA Q and A: Montana Head Coach Bobby Hauck
  6. ^ Big Sky Conference Notes, Reviews, Preview
  7. ^ a b Hauck signs 1-year deal
  8. ^ Greene, Ryan (December 18, 2009). "Hauck, Franchione set to interview for UNLV football coaching post". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 19, 2009. 
  9. ^ Anderson, Mark (December 22, 2009). "New UNLV football coach agrees to three-year contract". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved December 22, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Bobby Hauck submits resignation". ESPN. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Moy, Chelsi (October 24, 2009). "Bobby Hauck, Kaimin feud goes viral". Missoulian (Missoula, MT). Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  12. ^ Gerrity, Mike (September 18, 2009). "A history of violence". Kaimin (Missoula, MT). Retrieved 2009-12-22. [dead link]
  13. ^ The Missoulian October 18, 2009
  14. ^ 2006 Regional Coach of the Year Winners
  15. ^ Hauck named Big Sky coach of the year
  16. ^ UM's Hauck named Big Sky football coach of the year
  17. ^ Seven in Gateway are FCS Award Finalists

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