Hauck Joins Portland State Staff… Robby Hauck That Is
Robby, not Bobby, Hauck is on the move to Portland, Oregon to join the coaching staff of the Portland State Vikings Football team. PSU Football's Twitter page announced it today, just over a month ahead of their season opener in Eugene against the Oregon Ducks.
The former Montana Grizzly is the new nickelbacks and assistant special teams coach under 9th-year Head Coach Bruce Barnum. PSU got an elite-caliber football guy in Robby Hauck. In his senior season, Hauck etched his name into the Montana record book and the Big Sky Conference book by reaching 482 career tackles, the most ever in the conference. On top of the tackles record, Hauck made the Freshman All-American 1st Team, All-Big Sky teams as a sophomore, junior, and senior and was named a finalist for the National Defensive Player of the Year.
Prior to jumping on the Vikings coaching staff, spent the last six months as the football recruiting coordinator at San Diego State University. This is Robby's first position on a staff.
Hauck family lineage
Robby is, of course, the son of Griz Head Coach Bobby Hauck. Bobby has been the head coach in Missoula for 14 total years over two different stints. Though Bobby never played collegiately, he has been in the coaching ranks since 1988, racking up 131 wins between stops in Missoula and UNLV.
Dad isn't the only coach in the family. Uncle Tim Hauck, after a prolific career at Montana and in the NFL with 7 teams over 12 years, went on to coach the secondary at Montana. Tim wound up making collegiate stops at UCLA and UNLV when Bobby was head coach. But just like his playing career, Tim moved to the NFL. Stints with the Titans, Browns and eventually the Super Bowl Champion (LII) Philadelphia Eagles capped off his coaching career in 2020.
Viks Head Coach Bruce Barnum saw that wealth of football I.Q. Barnum said his "football knowledge is through the roof," in the Vikings press release.