Steve Hawkins

Steve Hawkins (born August 3, 1962)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Southern Illinois Salukis (Head coach: Scott Nagy)
Current conference: Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Current team: Western Michigan Broncos, Quincy Hawks
Western Michigan record: 291-262 (.526)
Quincy record: 162–143 (.531)
Overall record^: 453-405 (.528)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2004, 2014)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2005)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2013)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2011, 2015)
  • MAC Regular Season Champion:  8  (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017)
  • MAC Tournament Champion:  2  (2004, 2014)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (1994, 1995, 1997)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Southern Illinois (asst)
2022-2024 Quincy
2003-2020 Western Michigan
2000-2003 Western Michigan (asst)
1991-2000 Quincy
1990-1991 Quincy (asst)
1988-1990 St. Andrews (asst)
1987-1988 Quincy (grad. asst)
1984-1987 South Alabama (student asst)

Steve Hawkins Facts

  • Stephen Greg Hawkins
  • Born August 3, 1962
  • Hometown: Ventura, California
  • Alma Mater: University of South Alabama (BA, 1987) / US Sports Academy (MA)
  • Started coaching immediately after graduating from high school with junior varsity head coaching positions at Villanova Prep and St. Bonaventure HS in the Los Angeles area
  • Worked as a student assistant at South Alabama under head coach Mike Hanks while he earned his undergraduate degree
  • Spent one season as a graduate assistant under Jay Lowenthal at D-II Quincy (IL) then two season as an assistant under Mark Simons at then-NAIA St. Andrews (NC)
  • Returned to Quincy as an assistant under Brad Dunn in 1990, then a became the head coach the following season
    • Went 137-111 in nine seasons at the school, leading his teams to three D-II NCAA Tournaments
  • Joined Robert McCullum‘s staff at Western Michigan in 2000, working as his assistant for three seasons before taking as the Broncos’ new head coach in 2003
    • In seventeen years, Hawkins went 291-262, won or shared eight MAC titles, won two MAC Tournaments and earned six postseason bids (two NCAAs, one NIT, one CBI and two CIT)
    • Fired in March 2020 following a 13-19 campaign, his fourth season at or below .500 in the preceding five years
  • Returned to Quincy in March 2022 for a second stint as the Hawks’ head coach; went 14-15 in his first year back
  • After two years, Hawkins resigned to take a position on Scott Nagy‘s staff at Southern Illinois

Steve Hawkins Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels