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As UNLV Football practice is scheduled to open this week, here is an interview that was recorded with head coach Bobby Hauck at Mountain West Media Days.
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Each week 8 News Now will provide UNLVRebels.com with exclusive video. This week UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck talks about starting Mountain West play Saturday at Wyoming.
Bobby Hauck, the winningest coach in Division One FCS, was hired as the 10th head coach in Rebel football history on Dec. 23, 2009, and immediately charged with spreading an attitude of success and discipline throughout a program thirsting for prosperity.
Hauck (pronounced HOWK) immediately got to work rebuilding the UNLV program and guided his new school through the toughest schedule in its history, including taking on five conference champions and three opponents that finished ranked in the top 11 of the final AP poll. His first Rebel team emerged from that gauntlet with a 2-11 overall record but tied for sixth place in the Mountain West.
Last fall's squad also finished sixth after a 2-10 campaign. Hauck had spent the previous seven seasons as the record-setting head coach of the University of Montana where he compiled an overall record of 80-17, including leading the Grizzlies to three national championship games in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA).
The winningest coach in Big Sky Conference history (both in average victories per year and overall titles), Hauck earned at least a share of the league's crown all seven years at Montana en route to compiling a record of 47-6. The more-recent numbers were even more impressive as his records over his last four seasons were 51-6 overall and 31-1 in conference play.
"It's my belief that Bobby Hauck is one of the great young coaches in America today" UNLV Athletics Director Jim Livengood said. "His ability to direct a program, his history of success in recruiting and his love for the game of football clearly project him as having an exciting future here at UNLV."
Hauck, 48, was named Big Sky Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and AFCA Regional FCS Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2009. A veteran of eight bowl games, he also brought with him tremendous FBS experience from stints coaching in both the Pac-10 and Big 12 conferences.
"The future of Rebel Football is bright," Hauck said. "I'm excited to be a part of the process building UNLV Football into a winner. I enjoy working every day with this group of players and coaches, as well as our administration."
Hauck immediately caught the attention of his new community when he announced a 2010 recruiting class that included the most Southern Nevada signees (eight) in program history. The overall group boasted 10 players who were assigned at least three stars by either Scout, Rivals or Scouts, Inc., which was also the most on record for the Rebels.
Hauck was the youngest head coach in modern Montana history when he was named to the post in 2002, and record-setting success soon followed as he compiled four more conference championships than anyone in Grizzly history. His 2009 team finished 14-1 and reached the FCS Championship game for the second consecutive season. In 2007, the Grizzlies went 11-0 during the regular season, marking the first undefeated run for the proud program since 1996.
Hauck produced 24 FCS All-Americans during his time in Missoula as well as six NFL Draft picks, including four in his last three years.
Prior to taking over his alma mater, he spent four years at the University of Washington (1999-2002) where he coached defensive backs and special teams and was considered one of the top recruiters in college football as the Huskies went to a bowl game each season. Before that he was at the University of Colorado for four seasons (1995-98) where he was the special teams and recruiting coordinator while also coaching the safeties. Prior to joining the Buffaloes, Hauck coached the outside linebackers and handled recruiting duties for Northern Arizona University (1993-94). He served as a graduate assistant at UCLA in 1990-91 under Terry Donahue and in 1992 served as the Bruins' on-campus recruiting coordinator.
Hauck began his collegiate coaching career as a volunteer assistant for Montana in 1988-89, working with the secondary and then the inside linebackers. A native of the Treasure State, Hauck was a three-sport star at Sweet Grass High School in Big Timber, Mont., and went on to twice letter in track and field at the University of Montana. His first coaching position was in 1987 as an assistant at his prep alma mater. Hauck, born on June 14, 1964, earned bachelor's degrees in business and physical education from Montana in 1987 and a master's in education administration from UCLA in 1991. He and his wife, Stacey, have four children: daughters Sydney, Alexandra and Elise and son Robby. His late father, Robert Hauck Sr., coached high school football in the state of Montana for three decades and his brother, Tim Hauck, played 13 seasons as a defensive back in the NFL and is currently on the coaching staff of the Cleveland Browns.
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