Karl Hobbs

Associate Head Coach

Hobbs enters his third season as associate head coach at Rutgers in 2018-19 under Steve Pikiell.

In addition to playing an instrumental role in recruiting, game planning and opponent scouting, Hobbs is key in the development of the Scarlet Knights’ backcourt and perimeter players

Rutgers has made significant strides with Hobbs on staff. The Scarlet Knights ranked among the top three in the Big Ten in eight statistical categories in 2017-18 and won two conference tournament games for the first time since 1998. In 2016-17, Rutgers more than doubled its overall win total, while tripling their conference victory total, en route to a plus-117 rank improvement in RPI.

The veteran tactician has 31 seasons of Division I coaching experience and 18 post-season appearances on his resume .

Hobbs served 10 seasons (2001-11) at the helm in the nation’s capital at George Washington University taking over a program at the bottom of Atlantic 10 Conference standings and eventually winning two A-10 titles (2005, 2007) in the midst of four straight post-season appearances (2004-07).

More recently, Hobbs spent  four seasons (2012-16) in Storrs, at The University of Connecticut.  He was responsible for the fundamental development of all perimeter players and assisted with the organization and development of the team’s worldwide recruiting plan. During that time, the Huskies won the 2014 National Championship, defeating  Kentucky 60-54 in the title game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.