Central Oklahoma (GA)
Texas A&M (OL)
| June 7, 1980 (age 35)
Beaver, Oklahoma (1980-06-07) |
University of Central Oklahoma
Central Oklahoma Bronchos football
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Nick Bobeck Wikipedia
Nick Bobeck (born June 7, 1980) is an American football coach, currently serving as the head football coach at the University of Central Oklahoma. Previously, Bobeck served as the head football coach at Navarro College, a junior college in Texas, from 2008 to 2011. In 2008, Bobeck received the NJCAA Coach of the Year honors after leading the Bulldogs to a 10–1 record. Bobeck's team followed that up two years later with the 2010 NJCAA National Football Championship.
Bobeck grew up in Beaver, Oklahoma. He attended Beaver High School and after graduating in 1999 was offered a football scholarship to the University of Central Oklahoma to play fullback. He wore number 45, since retired. Despite lettering all four years at Central Oklahoma, his first carry was in his second to last game, a 2-yard touchdown run against rival Northeastern State, en route to being named first team All-Lone Star Conference North Division in 2002.
Bobeck earned his bachelor's degree in education in 2003 and his master's degree in sports administration in 2005 from the University of Central Oklahoma.
After graduation from Central Oklahoma, Bobeck served as an assistant coach for three years under then-head coach Chuck Langston. He also coached at Texas A&M University in 2006 as the offensive line coach. In 2007, he took a position as the offensive coordinator at Navarro College.
In 2008 Bobeck was promoted to head coach to replace Ray Woodard, who became the head coach at Lamar University. After the 2008 season, Bobeck was named the NJCAA National Football Coach of the Year. During his tenure at Navarro, Bobeck led the Bulldogs to a 42–5 record and the 2010 NJCAA National Championship.
On January 4, 2012, Bobeck was hired at his alma mater, Central Oklahoma, as the team's head coach. His first season at the helm was also the first season the Bronchos were a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. In the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the Bronchos played only a conference slate and finished with identical 2-8 records. In 2014, the Bronchos were picked 10th and 11th in the conference. However, the team played well above expectations and finished with an 8-4 record and an 8-3 conference record, earning the program's first bid to the Mineral Water Bowl.
Bobeck and his wife Keely, an assistant coach for the Central Oklahoma softball program, have a son and a daughter.