MISSOULA — Bobby Hauck is back.
The former Montana Grizzlies football coach is returning as the program’s 37th head coach, according to a report from Skyline Sports, which cited eight anonymous sources. Though Montana athletic director Kent Haslam denied the report, MTN Sports’ confirmed Skyline Sports’ report through another source.
Hauck was the Griz head coach from 2003-2009, accumulating an 80-17 overall record and winning seven Big Sky Conference championships. He guided the Grizzlies to the FCS national championship games in 2004, 2008 and 2009.
Hauck left Montana to become the head coach at UNLV, where he led the Rebels from 2010-2014. In 2013, UNLV made its first bowl appearance since 2000. He’s spent the past three seasons at San Diego State as the special teams coordinator and the past two seasons as the associate head coach.