Nick Bobeck

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Nick Bobeck
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Central Oklahoma
Conference MIAA
Record 30–37
Annual salary $103,000[1]
Biographical details
Born (1980-06-07) June 7, 1980 (age 38)
Beaver, Oklahoma
Alma mater University of Central Oklahoma
Playing career
1999–2002 Central Oklahoma
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2003–2005 Central Oklahoma (GA)
2006 Texas A&M (OL)
2007 Navarro College (OC)
2008–2011 Navarro College
2012–present Central Oklahoma
Head coaching record
Overall 30–37
Bowls 2–1
Accomplishments and honors
1 NJCAA (2010)
National Junior College Athletic Association Coach of the Year (2008)

Nick Bobeck (born June 7, 1980)[2] is an American football coach, currently serving as the head football coach at the University of Central Oklahoma. Previously, Bobeck served as the head football coach at Navarro College, a junior college in Texas, from 2008 to 2011. In 2008, Bobeck received the NJCAA Coach of the Year honors after leading the Bulldogs to a 10–1 record.[3] Bobeck's team followed that up two years later with the 2010 NJCAA National Football Championship.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Bobeck grew up in Beaver, Oklahoma. He attended Beaver High School and after graduating in 1999[2] was offered a football scholarship to the University of Central Oklahoma to play fullback. He wore number 45, since retired. Despite lettering all four years at Central Oklahoma, his first carry was in his second to last game, a 2-yard touchdown run against rival Northeastern State, en route to being named first team All-Lone Star Conference North Division in 2002.[5][6]

Bobeck earned his bachelor's degree in education in 2003 and his master's degree in sports administration in 2005 from the University of Central Oklahoma.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Early positions[edit]

After graduation from Central Oklahoma, Bobeck served as an assistant coach for three years under then-head coach Chuck Langston. He also coached at Texas A&M University in 2006 as the offensive line coach. In 2007, he took a position as the offensive coordinator at Navarro College.[2]

Navarro College[edit]

In 2008 Bobeck was promoted to head coach to replace Ray Woodard, who became the head coach at Lamar University. After the 2008 season, Bobeck was named the NJCAA National Football Coach of the Year. During his tenure at Navarro, Bobeck led the Bulldogs to a 42–5 record and the 2010 NJCAA National Championship.[7]

Central Oklahoma[edit]

On January 4, 2012, Bobeck was hired at his alma mater, Central Oklahoma, as the team's head coach. His first season at the helm was also the first season the Bronchos were a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. In the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the Bronchos played only a conference slate and finished with identical 2-8 records. In 2014, the Bronchos were picked 10th and 11th in the conference.[8] However, the team played well above expectations and finished with an 8-4 record and an 8-3 conference record, earning the program's first bid to the Mineral Water Bowl.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Bobeck and his wife Keely, an assistant coach for the Central Oklahoma softball program, have a son and a daughter.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AFCA#
Central Oklahoma Bronchos (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2012–present)
2012 Central Oklahoma 2–8[10] 2–8 T–13th[11]
2013 Central Oklahoma 2–8[12] 2–8 T–11th[13]
2014 Central Oklahoma 8–4[14] 8–3 3rd[15] L Mineral Water
2015 Central Oklahoma 7–5 6–5 T–5th W Texarkana
2016 Central Oklahoma 3–8 3–8 T–8th
2017 Central Oklahoma 8–4 7–4 T–4th W Corsicana
Central Oklahoma: 30–37 28–36
Total: 30–37
  • #Rankings from final AFCA Poll.


  1. ^ "Budget Report FY 2014" (PDF). June 12, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 8, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "2014 UCO Media Guide" (PDF). Mike Kirk. 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Navarro's Nick Bobeck Selected as 2008 NJCAA Football Coach of the Year". National Junior College Athletic Association. 2009. Archived from the original on January 18, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (January 12, 2012). "Bobeck Returns to Central Oklahoma". USA Today. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "UCO football: Nick Bobeck ready to bring back success to Bronchos". The Oklahoman. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ DeLassus, David. "Central Oklahoma Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Navarro Football: End of an era". Corsicana Daily Sun. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ MIAA Media Days
  9. ^ "Bowl Bound". Central Oklahoma Bronchos Athletics. 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2012 Football Schedule". Central Oklahoma Bronchos Athletics. 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2012 Football Standings". Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  12. ^ "2013 Football Schedule". Central Oklahoma Bronchos Athletics. 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  13. ^ "2013 Football Standings". Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  14. ^ "2014 Football Schedule". Central Oklahoma Bronchos Athletics. 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  15. ^ "2014 Football Standings". Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 

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