Tony Hobson

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Tony Hobson
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Current position
TitleHead coach
Team Fort Hays State
Conference The MIAA
Record237–94 (.716)
Annual salary$87,273 [1]
Biographical details
Born (1959-03-29) March 29, 1959 (age 61)
Hardy, Nebraska
Alma mater Barton Community College
Hastings College
United States Sports Academy
Playing career
1977–1978 Barton CC
1978–1980 Hastings
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1989 Cloud County CC
1997–2000 Barton CC
2000–2001 Hastings (assoc. HC)
2001–2008 Hastings
2008–present Fort 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]

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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
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Cloud County Thunderbirds (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference)(1983–1989)
1983–84Cloud County24–3
1984–85Cloud County23–3
1985–86Cloud County16–12Region VI runner-up
1986–87Cloud County20–7
1987–88Cloud County22–9
1988–89Cloud County19–10
Cloud County:124–44 (.738)
Barton Cougars (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference)(1997–2000)
1997–98Barton County15–16
1998–99Barton County29–2
1999–2000Barton County34–4
Cloud County:78–22 (.780)
Hastings Broncos (Great Plains Athletic Conference)(2001–2008)
2001–02Hastings34–31stNAIA Tournament champions
2002–03Hastings33–51stNAIA Tournament champions
2003–04Hastings31–4NAIA Tournament
2004–05Hastings24–9NCAA Regionals
2005–06Hastings31–61stNAIA Tournament champions
2006–07Hastings28–7NAIA Tournament
2007–08Hastings20–6NAIA Tournament
Hastings:211–40 (.841)
Fort Hays State Tigers (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association)(2008–present)
2008–09Fort Hays State12–168–127th
2009–10Fort Hays State15–138–127th
2010–11Fort Hays State12–149–139th
2011–12Fort Hays State20–912–85th
2012–13Fort Hays State22–712–64th
2013–14Fort Hays State21–812–75th
2014–15Fort Hays State30–418–11stNCAA Division II Sweet 16
2015–16Fort Hays State25–618–4T–2ndNCAA Central Regionals
2016–17Fort Hays State22–812–76th
2017–18Fort Hays State26–714–53rdNCAA Central Regionals
2018–19Fort Hays State32–218–11stNCAA 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

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