Karl Hobbs

Karl Hobbs (born August 7, 1961)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Head coach: Steve Pikiell)
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Teams coaches: George Washington Colonials
George Washington record: 166-129 (.563)
Overall record: 166-129 (.563)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present Rutgers (assoc. HC)
2014-2016 Connecticut (asst)
2012-2014 Connecticut (DBO)
2001-2011 George Washington
1993-2001 Connecticut (asst)
1987-1993 Boston University (asst)

Karl Hobbs Facts

  • Karl Bernard Hobbs II
  • Born August 7, 1961
  • Hometown: Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • Alma Mater: University of Connecticut (BS, 1986)
  • Played at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Boston alongside Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing before heading to UConn to play for Dom Perno
  • Started coaching in 1987 as an assistant at Boston U under head coach Mike Jarvis, who had coached him at Cambridge
  • Returned to UConn in 1993 to become an assistant coach under Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun
  • Spent ten seasons as the head coach at George Washington, winning 166 games, two Atlantic 10 regular seasons, two Atlantic 10 Tournaments and earning three trips to the NCAA Tournament
  • Rejoined Calhoun’s staff at UConn in 2012 and remained on staff as the program was handed over to Kevin Ollie
  • Hired by his former GWU assistant Steve Pikiell at Rutgers as associate head coach
  • Along with his wife, JoAnn, has two daughters

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