Hauck in July 2009
|Born||June 14, 1964|
|Alma mater||Montana (B.A., 1988)|
UCLA (M.S., 1991)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1993–1994||Northern Arizona (OLB)|
|2015–2017||San Diego State (ST)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||11–7 (NCAA D-I playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|7 Big Sky (2003–2009)|
Robert Lawrence Hauck (born June 14, 1964) is an American college football coach. He is the head football coach at the University of Montana, a position he held from 2003 to 2009 and resumed before the 2018 season. Hauck was also the head football coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from 2010 to 2014. During his first stint as head coach at Montana, Hauck led the Grizzlies to seven Big Sky 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 National Football League (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.
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. While never winning a National Championship, he is the fourth coach to guide Montana to the FCS 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. UNLV announced on November 28, 2014 that Hauck had submitted his resignation to the team after going 15–48 in five seasons. UNLV is currently on the path of building a new football stadium which might help the program in future years.
San Diego State
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||14|
|2004||Montana||12–3||6–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA Championship||2|
|2005||Montana||8–4||5–2||T–1st||L NCAA Division I-AA First Round||12|
|2006||Montana||12–2||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division I Semifinal||3|
|2007||Montana||11–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division I First Round||10||12|
|2008||Montana||14–2||7–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division I Championship||2||2|
|2009||Montana||14–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division I Championship||2||2|
|UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2010–2014)|
|2013||UNLV||7–6||5–3||T–3rd (West)||L Heart of Dallas|
|Montana Grizzlies (Big Sky Conference) (2018–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
Assistants under Bobby Hauck who became NCAA or NFL head coaches:
- Robin Pflugrad: Montana (2010–2011), Phoenix College (2017–present)
- Rob Phenicie: Idaho State (2017–present)
- Timm Rosenbach: Adams State (2015–2017)
- 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.
- Greene, Ryan (December 22, 2009). "Hauck, Franchione set to interview for UNLV football coaching post". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 22, 2009.
- Profile at MontanaGrizzlies.com, archived from the original on November 25, 2006
- Bobby's world: The many facets of homegrown coach Bobby Hauck, archived from the original on July 12, 2008
- Big Sky Conference Notes, Reviews, Preview
- Hauck signs 1-year deal[permanent dead link]
- Greene, Ryan (December 18, 2009). "Hauck, Franchione set to interview for UNLV football coaching post". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved December 19, 2009.
- Anderson, Mark (December 22, 2009). "New UNLV football coach agrees to three-year contract". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved December 22, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "Bobby Hauck submits resignation". ESPN. November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- 2006 Regional Coach of the Year Winners Archived May 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- "Hauck named Big Sky coach of the year". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2007.
- UM's Hauck named Big Sky football coach of the year[permanent dead link]
- Seven in Gateway are FCS Award Finalists[permanent dead link]