David Hobbs

David Hobbs (born April 25, 1949)

Teams coached: Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama record: 110-76 (.591)
Overall record: 110-76 (.591)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1994, 1995)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1993, 1996)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2021 Iowa State (special asst. to HC)
2007-2009 Charlotte Bobcats (scout)
2000-2007 Kentucky (asst)
1992-1998 Alabama
1985-1992 Alabama (asst)
1980-1985 VCU (asst)

David Hobbs Facts

  • David A. Hobbs
  • Born April 25, 1949
  • Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: Virginia Commonwealth University (BA, 1972)
  • After starting at Ferrum College (VA), Hobbs played two seasons for head coach Chuck Noe at VCU
  • Started his coaching career at Lee-Davis HS in Hanover County, VA, where he was head boys’ coach for seven years
  • Returned to alma mater VCU in 1980, spending the next five seasons as an assistant under J. D. Barnett
  • When Barnett left for Tulsa in 1985, Hobbs joined Wimp Sanderson‘s staff at Alabama
    • The Tide went to six NCAA Tournaments during Hobbs’ seven years as an assistant and won the SEC in 1987
  • After Sanderson resigned in 1992, Hobbs was promoted to head coach of the Crimson Tide
    • Went 110-76 in six seasons at the helm, going to two NCAA Tournaments and two NITs
    • Resigned in 1998 following a 15-16 season, his first sub-.500 record as head coach
  • In 2000, Hobbs returned to the college game as an assistant under Tubby Smith at Kentucky
    • Worked under Smith for seven years, going to the NCAA Tournament each year and winning three SEC titles
  • Spent two years working as a scout with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats
  • Returned to college once more in 2016, becoming a special assistant to head coach Steve Prohm at Iowa State
  • Along with his wife, Barbara, has one daughter and one son

David Hobbs Coaching Tree

  • Mike Davis (Detroit Mercy, Texas Southern, UAB, Indiana)
  • James Green (Jacksonville State, Mississippi Valley State, Southern Miss)
  • Bob Marlin (Louisiana, Sam Houston State)
  • Philip Pearson (Alabama)
  • Gregg Polinsky (Georgia Southern)