Tony Hobson

Tony Hobson
Tony Hobson official photo.jpg
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamFort Hays State
ConferenceThe MIAA
Record237–94 (.716)
Annual salary$87,273[1]
Biographical details
Born (1959-03-29) March 29, 1959 (age 63)
Hardy, Nebraska
Alma materBarton Community College
Hastings College
United States Sports Academy
Playing career
1977–1978Barton CC
1978–1980Hastings
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1989Cloud County CC
1997–2000Barton CC
2000–2001Hastings (assoc. HC)
2001–2008Hastings
2008–presentFort Hays State
Head coaching record
Overall650–200 (.765)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 NAIA Division II Tournament championship (2002, 2003, 2006)
2 MIAA regular season championships (2014, 2018)
1 MIAA Tournament championships (2019)
6 MCC regular season championships
Awards
3 MIAA Coach of the Year (2015, 2016, 2019)
3 NAIA Coach of the Year (2002, 2003, 2006)
2 WBCA Regional Coach of the Year (1999, 2015)
2 GPAC Coach of the Year (2004, 2006)
KJCCC West Coach of the Year (1999)

Anthony C. Hobson (born March 29, 1959) is an American college women's basketball coach currently coaching at Fort Hays State University. Since Hobson took over at Fort Hays State, the programs as won a conference regular season championships and has appeared in three NCAA tournaments.[2] Prior to his current post, Hobson was the head coach for his alma mater Hastings College from 2001 to 2008, where he led the school to three National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national championships.[3] Hobson coached at Cloud County Community College and his alma mater Barton Community College prior to coaching at Hastings.[4]

Career

Early coaching career

Hobson, a Hardy, Nebraska native, began his coaching career in 1983 at Cloud County Community College,[5] where he spent six seasons as the head coach leading the women's basketball program to six consecutive winning seasons.[6] Hobson took eight seasons off to coach at the high school level before he landed a job at his alma mater, Barton Community College.[7] While at Barton, Hobson turned the Lady Cougars program around landing him the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West Division Coach of the Year in 1999.[8] Hobson left Barton after the conclusion of the 1999–2000 season.[9]

Hastings College

Hobson left Barton County Community College to become an associate head coach for his other alma mater, Hastings College, where he would then take over as head coach in 2001.[10] During his seven seasons at the helm of the Broncos program, Hobson led the program to three NAIA National Championships – two of which were his first two seasons[11] – earning him the NAIA Coach of the Year award all three seasons, and led the team to the NAIA Tournament each season.[12] Also during his tenure at Hastings, Hobson racked in two Great Plains Athletic Conference coach of the year awards in 2004 and 2006, and finished his time at Hastings with a record of 211–40 (.841).[13]

Fort Hays State University

In June 2008, Fort Hays State University chose Hobson to lead its women's basketball program.[14] During his time at Fort Hays State, an NCAA Division II school, the Tigers have won one conference regular season championship, made three NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, and Hobson has earned the MIAA Coach of the Year award both in 2015 and 2016.[15]

Head coach record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cloud County Thunderbirds (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference) (1983–1989)
1983–84 Cloud County 24–3
1984–85 Cloud County 23–3
1985–86 Cloud County 16–12 Region VI runner-up
1986–87 Cloud County 20–7
1987–88 Cloud County 22–9
1988–89 Cloud County 19–10
Cloud County: 124–44 (.738)
Barton Cougars (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference) (1997–2000)
1997–98 Barton County 15–16
1998–99 Barton County 29–2
1999–2000 Barton County 34–4
Cloud County: 78–22 (.780)
Hastings Broncos (Great Plains Athletic Conference) (2001–2008)
2001–02 Hastings 34–3 1st NAIA Tournament champions
2002–03 Hastings 33–5 1st NAIA Tournament champions
2003–04 Hastings 31–4 NAIA Tournament
2004–05 Hastings 24–9 NCAA Regionals
2005–06 Hastings 31–6 1st NAIA Tournament champions
2006–07 Hastings 28–7 NAIA Tournament
2007–08 Hastings 20–6 NAIA Tournament
Hastings: 211–40 (.841)
Fort Hays State Tigers (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2008–present)
2008–09 Fort Hays State 12–16 8–12 7th
2009–10 Fort Hays State 15–13 8–12 7th
2010–11 Fort Hays State 12–14 9–13 9th
2011–12 Fort Hays State 20–9 12–8 5th
2012–13 Fort Hays State 22–7 12–6 4th
2013–14 Fort Hays State 21–8 12–7 5th
2014–15 Fort Hays State 30–4 18–1 1st NCAA Division II Sweet 16
2015–16 Fort Hays State 25–6 18–4 T–2nd NCAA Central Regionals
2016–17 Fort Hays State 22–8 12–7 6th
2017–18 Fort Hays State 26–7 14–5 3rd NCAA Central Regionals
2018–19 Fort Hays State 32–2 18–1 1st NCAA Central Regional Tournament
Fort Hays State: 237–94 (.716) 141–76 (.650)
Total: 650–200 (.765)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References

  1. ^ "Kansas Government Employee Payroll List". Kansasopengov.org. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Fort Hays State University Athletics - Staff Directory". fhsuathletics.com. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Hastings College - Tony Hobson". www.hastingsbroncos.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ McQueen, Nick. "600 and counting: Tigers blow by Tabor for coach's milestone". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Belleville Telescope from Belleville, Kansas on August 18, 1983". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 13, 1989 · Page 19". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on August 5, 1997". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "4 Finalists Named for Coaching Position - University of Nebraska Omaha". University of Nebraska Omaha. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Transactions". March 31, 2000. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 31, 2000". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Poe, Barry. "Hastings repeats as champ". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  12. ^ Douglass, Terry. "Hobson leaving Hastings College for Fort Hays State". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Hobson resigns as Hastings College women's basketball coach". June 3, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Issue: 27(b) June 4, 2008". Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  15. ^ Fort Hays State University Athletics (February 22, 2018). 2017–18 Fort Hays State University Tigers Women's Basketball Media Guide (PDF). Retrieved April 8, 2018.

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