David Hobbs (basketball)

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David Hobbs
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1949-04-25) April 25, 1949 (age 68)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Playing career
1968–1970 Ferrum JC
1970–1972 VCU
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972–1979 Lee-Davis HS
1980–1985 VCU (asst.)
1985–1992 Alabama (asst.)
1992–1998 Alabama
2000–2007 Kentucky (asst.)
2016–present Iowa State (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 110-76

David A. Hobbs (born April 25, 1949) is an American basketball coach. Hobbs currently serves as a special assistant to Iowa State's head coach Steve Prohm. He was the head men's coach at the University of Alabama from 1992 to 1998 and also was an assistant coach at Alabama, the University of Kentucky and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Early years[edit]

Hobbs was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He lettered his junior and senior seasons (1970–71) at VCU, where he earned an Education bachelor's degree in (1972) after spending his first two seasons playing at Virginia's Ferrum Junior College.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Throughout his career, Hobbs has coached teams to more than 400 victories and 18 postseason tournament appearances, including 16 in the NCAA Tournament.[2]

His coaching career began in the prep ranks at Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia for eight seasons, the last three as head coach.[1]

Virginia Commonwealth[edit]

His first job in college coaching came at Virginia Commonwealth, where he served as an assistant coach with Tubby Smith on J. D. Barnett's staff. Hobbs spent six years (1980–85) coaching on the Rams' staff.[2]

Alabama[edit]

Hobbs was hired at Alabama as an assistant coach for Wimp Sanderson in 1985 and spent the next seven years at that position, helping the Crimson Tide win one SEC Championship and four SEC Tournament crowns while the Tide made four appearances in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. As an assistant, he had the opportunity to coach such All-SEC performers as Robert Horry, James "Hollywood" Robinson and Latrell Sprewell.[2]

When Sanderson left Alabama following the 1992 season, Hobbs was named head coach. In his first season, the Tide finished 16–13 and advanced to the NIT. In 1994 and 1995, Alabama recorded 20-win seasons and advanced to the NCAA Tournament behind the play of NBA All-Star Antonio McDyess. In 1996, Hobbs led UA to a 19–13 mark and a berth in the NIT Final Four. He resigned his post following the 1998 season after compiling a 110–76 (59.4%) career record and producing nine All-SEC players.[1]

Kentucky[edit]

David Hobbs joined the UK staff in 2000 and served seven years as an assistant coach under Tubby Smith, including five as assistant head coach.[2] He was not retained by the university when Smith left in 2007.[3]

After departure from Kentucky[edit]

After leaving Kentucky, Hobbs was a scout for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats for two years, followed by a short stint as coach of Japan's national basketball team. He was terminated from that job after being on medical leave.[4]

Family[edit]

Hobbs is married to Barbara "Skeet" Fleet Hobbs and they have two grown children, Heather and David, Jr.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC) (1992–1998)
1992–93 Alabama 16-13 7-9 4th (West) NIT First Round
1993–94 Alabama 20–10 12–4 2nd (West) NCAA Second Round
1994–95 Alabama 23–10 10–6 3rd (West) NCAA Second Round
1995–96 Alabama 19–13 9–7 3rd (West) NIT Semifinals
1996–97 Alabama 17–14 6–10 4th (West)
1997–98 Alabama 15–16 6–10 4th (West)
Alabama: 110–76 (.591) 50–46 (.521)
Total: 110–176 (.591)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hobbs, Hanson Join UK Basketball Staff - KENTUCKY OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
  2. ^ a b c d "Men's Basketball Assoc Head Coach David Hobbs". UKAthletics.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball Coaching Staff". UKAthletics.com. Archived from the original on 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  4. ^ "David Hobbs out as Japan basketball coach". Tuscaloosa News. July 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 

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