|Born||October 13, 1922|
|Died||April 2, 1986 63) (aged|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1949–1951||Carswell Air Force Base|
|1965–1972||Texas Western / UTEP|
|Head coaching record|
Robert Lee Dobbs (October 13, 1922 – April 2, 1986) was an American football fullback and coach.
After graduating from high school in Frederick, Oklahoma in 1941, Bobby entered University of Tulsa to play football for coach Henry Frnka. His brother Glenn, was also a star at University of Tulsa.A fullback, Dobbs played in Tulsa's first ever bowl game; the 1942 Sun Bowl. With the United States involved in World War II, Bobby's patriotism, along with his desire to become a pilot and play football, led him to West Point. In early 1943, he joined the United States Army Air Corps. His athletic ability resulted in letters in football and basketball. Bobby was the starting fullback on the 1944 Army team. The 1944 Army team had a 9–0 record, two future Heisman Trophy winners (Doc Blanchard & Glenn Davis), and defeated their opponents by a combined score of 504–35 en route to winning the Associated Press National Championship.
Following graduation, Dobbs took transition training at Enid Air Force Base and was then assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In 1949 Dobbs moved to Carswell Air Force Base, where he coached the Carswell football team to the Armed Forces Championship. In 1952, Earl Blaik brought Dobbs back to West Point to serve as an assistant football coach. Future Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi was also on the same Army coaching staff.
In 1955, Tulsa offered Dobbs the head football coaching job. Bobby accepted and left the Air Force. At Tulsa, he took over a team that had gone 0–11 the previous season. In 1956, Tulsa posted a 7–2–1 record, and in 1958, the team 7–3. These successes prompted Army to consider Bobby as a replacement for Red Blaik, but Dale Hall was given the job instead. Dobbs most significant wins at Tulsa were a 24–16 victory over the undefeated Oklahoma State Cowboys in 1958 and a 17–6 victory over tenth ranked North Texas State in 1959. Dobbs compiled a 30–28–2 overall record at Tulsa.
In 1961, Dobbs left Tulsa to become head coach of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was replaced at Tulsa by his brother, Glenn. After four highly successful years in Canada, Bobby resigned at the end of the 1964 CFL season. He felt that he had been slighted by Calgary's decision to elevate his former assistant, Rogers Lehew to general manager. With the Stampeders, Dobbs had a 38–23–1 record and made the playoffs every year.
He served as head coach at University of Texas at El Paso (known as Texas Western until 1967) from 1965 to 1972. In his first season as the Miners head coach, Dobbs turned a 0–8–2 team into an 8–3 that defeated powerhouse North Texas State 61-15 and beat Texas Christian University 13-12 in the Sun Bowl. He compiled a 41–35–2 overall, including two Sun Bowl wins. His 1967 UTEP team led the nation in passing and scoring that season, losing its two games by a total of three points. He resigned as UTEP Miners coach midway through the 1972 season, following a 56–7 loss to New Mexico on October 21, 1972. In April 1966, Dobbs turned down an offer to succeed Paul Dietzel as Army Black Knights coach due to his wife, Joanne's illness that required her to stay in the warm climate in El Paso. While at Texas Western, he sent many players into the pro ranks, with quite a few going, including Fred Carr, Billy Stevens, Ron Jones, and Leon Harden to Green Bay to play for Vince Lombardi. At one point Bobby ranked second among college coaches in number of players going in the National Football League. In 1972, Bobby said that if his 1–5 team didn't beat the University of New Mexico, he would resign. The team lost and Bobby resigned. He went into the construction business in El Paso until his health started to fail in 1978. Bobby's failing health turned out to be Alzheimer's disease, and he died on April 2, 1986 in a nursing home in Altus, Oklahoma.
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Missouri Valley Conference)(1955–1960)|
|Texas Western / UTEP Miners (NCAA University Division independent)(1965–1967)|
|1965||Texas Western||8–3||W Sun|
|UTEP Miners (Western Athletic Conference)(1968–1972)|
|UTEP:||20–26–1||10–20||*Hudspeth coached the remainder of the season|
Earl Henry "Red" Blaik was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and United States Army officer. He served as the head football coach at Dartmouth College from 1934 to 1940 and at the United States Military Academy from 1941 to 1958, compiling a career college football record of 166–48–14. His Army football teams won three consecutive national championships in 1944, 1945 and 1946. Blaik was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1964.
Glenn Dobbs Jr. was a professional American football player in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). A skilled running back, quarterback, and punter, Dobbs was named the AAFC's MVP in 1946. After sitting out the 1950 season with a knee injury, Dobbs was persuaded to come out of retirement to play with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU), forerunner of the Canadian Football League (CFL). In 1951 Dobbs was named the Most Valuable Player of the WIFU. Dobbs played college football at the University of Tulsa, where he was later head football coach from 1961 to 1968 and athletic director from 1955 to 1970. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1980.
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The 1967 UTEP Miners football team was an American football team that represented the University of Texas at El Paso as an independent during the 1967 NCAA University Division football season. In its third season under head coach Bobby Dobbs, the team compiled a 7–2–1 record, defeated Ole Miss in the 1967 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 337 to 145.
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The 1966 Texas Western Miners football team was an American football team that represented Texas Western College as an independent during the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. In its second season under head coach Bobby Dobbs, the team compiled a 6–4 record and outscored opponents by a total of 293 to 187.
The 1968 UTEP Miners football team was an American football team that represented the University of Texas at El Paso as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. In its fourth season under head coach Bobby Dobbs, the team compiled a 4–5–1 record, finished fourth in the conference, and outscored opponents by a total of 232 to 225.
The 1969 UTEP Miners football team was an American football team that represented the University of Texas at El Paso as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1969 NCAA University Division football season. In its fifth season under head coach Bobby Dobbs, the team compiled a 4–6 record, finished sixth in the conference, and was outscored by a total of 242 to 158.
The 1970 UTEP Miners football team was an American football team that represented the University of Texas at El Paso as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season. In its sixth season under head coach Bobby Dobbs, the team compiled a 6–4 record, finished fourth in the conference, and outscored opponents by a total of 258 to 236.
The 1972 UTEP Miners football team was an American football team that represented the University of Texas at El Paso in the Western Athletic Conference during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. After a 1–5 start to the season, eighth-year head coach Bobby Dobbs resigned and was replaced with offensive coordinator Tommy Hudspeth. The Miners then ended the season with one win and three more losses and finished with an 2–8 record.
The 1971 UTEP Miners football team was an American football team that represented the University of Texas at El Paso in the Western Athletic Conference during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. In their seventh year under head coach Bobby Dobbs, the team compiled a 5–6 record.