Karl Hobbs is in his 13th season overall on the UConn staff, his fourth as an Assistant Coach after returning to the Huskies in 2011-12 as the Director of Basketball Administration. Hobbs, a former UConn team captain, spent eight years as a UConn assistant coach from 1993-2001 and helped the Huskies win eight Big East championships and the 1999 NCAA title.
In between his two UConn stints, Hobbs spent 10 years as the head coach at George Washington University, leading the Colonials to two Atlantic 10 Tournament championships, a regular-season title, and five straight postseason appearances, including three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths. He was the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 2005-06, and notched 166 wins while at GWU.
Hobbs began his coaching career as a six-year assistant at Boston University before joining Jim Calhoun’s UConn staff. While Hobbs was at UConn, he was instrumental in the recruitment of such Husky stars as Richard Hamilton, Caron Butler, and Emeka Okafor. The Huskies had a record of 216-56 while Hobbs was on Calhoun’s staff.
Out of Roxbury, Mass., Hobbs was named Massachusetts Schoolboy Player of the Year in 1979-80 after leading Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School to the state high school championship. Hobbs was a four-year starting point guard for UConn (1980-84), where he served as team captain and was an All-Big East selection as a senior. He led the team in assists all four years and still ranks sixth on the all-time list with 534.
Born 8/7/1961, Hobbs and wife JoAnn are the parents of two daughters, RaShauna and Kaliah.