Wayne Dobbs

Wayne Dobbs (1939-2015)

Teams coached: Belmont Bruins, George Washington Colonials, Vanderbilt Commodores
Belmont record^: 35-19 (.408)
George Washington record: 31-45 (.648)
Vanderbilt record: 38-42 (.475)
Overall record^: 104-106 (.495)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1976-1979 Vanderbilt
1970-1976 Vanderbilt (asst)
1967-1970 George Washington
1966-1967 George Washington (asst)
1964-1966 Belmont

Wayne Dobbs Facts

  • Wayne Dobbs
  • Born June 12, 1939
  • Died February 10, 2015
  • Hometown: Smyrna, Georgia
  • Alma Mater: Oglethorpe University (BA, 1961)
  • The Georgia-native played basketball and baseball at Oglethorpe, now a Division III program in Brookhaven, GA
  • First coaching job was at Belmont, at the time a NAIA school, where he led both the men’s basketball and baseball teams
    • Went 35-19 on the hardwood and 25-13 on the diamond; reached the 1966 NAIA Tournament in baseball
  • Left for George Washington in 1966, spending one year as an assistant basketball coach under Babe McCarthy
    • Took over as Colonials’ head coach in 1967, going 31-45 over the next three seasons at the helm
  • Last college coaching stop was back in Nashville at Vanderbilt, where he was an assistant for six years under Roy Skinner
    • Elevated to head coach in 1976 following Skinner‘s retirement and led the Commodores for three years
    • Went 38-42 overall, highlighted by 18-9 record in his third and final season with the program
  • Passed away following a heart attack in 2015 at the age of 75

Wayne Dobbs Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA and NAIA levels; Belmont was a NAIA program until 1999