Bobby Hauck is in his second season on the Washington staff after spending four years at Colorado as an assistant coach for Rick Neuheisel. Hauck coaches the Husky safeties in the defensive secondary and coordinates Washington's special teams. The highly energetic and hard-working Hauck is considered one of the top recruiters in college football.
Last year he helped to develop freshman Husky kicker John Anderson into a freshman All-American. He also saw freshman kick returner Paul Arnold tie a school record with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Air Force. Safeties Hakim Akbar and Curtis Williams both received All-Pac-10 honors.
During his coaching stint at Colorado, Hauck was in charge of special teams during each of his four seasons. He was responsible for coordinating all six special teams groups: punt coverage and return, kickoff coverage and return, field goal/PAT and field goal/PAT defense. In 1998 his Buffalo punt return team averaged third in the nation (16.0) and were fourth in kickoff returns (25.0). His first three years at Colorado, he also worked as the recruiting coordinator. In 1998 he gave up those duties to coach the Colorado secondary.
At Colorado, Hauck coached seven All-Big 12 Conference performers including Ryan Black, Ryan Sutter, Neil Voskeritchian, Ben Kelly, Jashon Sykes, Steve Rosga and Jeremy Aldrich.
Before joining the Buffaloes, Hauck coached outside linebackers and handled recruiting duties for Northern Arizona in 1993 and 1994. Hauck's head coach at Northern Arizona was Steve Axman, Washington's current quarterbacks coach. Three of Hauck's players at NAU were All-Big Sky selections, including Terry Beldon, Jeff Bergman, and Rayna Stewart, as well as Tim Hauck Ñ his younger brother Ñ at Montana. Tim went on to earn Division I-AA All-American honors.
A Montana native, Hauck's first coaching position came in 1987 as an assistant coach at Sweet Grass High School, his alma mater, working for his father, Bob, Sr. Hauck was a three-sport standout in high school, lettering in football, basketball and track.
Hauck, a Montana graduate, began his collegiate coaching career as a volunteer assistant for the Grizzlies. In 1988 he worked as a secondary coach and then coached the inside linebackers in 1989. He worked as a graduate assistant at UCLA from 1990 to 1991 under Bruin head coach Terry Donahue. During the 1992 season he was an assistant recruiting coordinator and a personnel analyst. It was during his coaching experience at UCLA that Hauck first met and coached with Husky head coach Rick Neuheisel.
While at Montana, Hauck lettered twice. He graduated in 1988 with degrees in business and physical education. Hauck earned a master's degree in education administration from UCLA in 1991.
Hauck was born June 14, 1965 in Missoula, Mont. He is married to the former Stacey Harbin, and the couple have twin daughters, Sydney and Alexandra (four) and a son, Robby (two).
The Hauck File
Birthplace: Missoula, Mont.
High School: Sweet Grass High School, Big Timber, Mont. (1984)