Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame

April 13, 2015 Hall of Fame Working


Information about Nominee:

Name: Dean Hobbs

4244 North Hwy 259
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Information about Person Making the Nomination:

Name: Rob Cox

1217 Highway 261 North
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Category of Nomination:






Primary KHSAA Basketball Region: 3

Secondary KHSAA Basketball Region: 0


Coached at which High School(s): Breckinridge County

Year of Retirement: 1995

Nominee's Accomplishments at the High School Level in Kentucky:

Coach Dean Hobbs is the winningest basketball coach in BCHS history. Assuming a team in 1979 that had never won a regional tournament game, Coach Hobbs led teams to the 3rd Region Tournaments in 15 of his 17 years as coach. Coach Hobbs led his teams to five regional tournament Championship games, winning the Region 3 Tournament in 1995 and advancing Breckinridge County to the Sweet Sixteen for time in 30 years. His 1995 team defeated four higher ranked teams, winning the support of fans around the state with their selfless play, extraordinary execution, set state records for offensive efficiency and field goal percentage, and fundamental approach to the game. Breckinridge County set state tournament attendance records in virtually each session that they competed in. Coach Hobbs\' teams won 20 or more games in 13 of his 17 seasons at the helm while winning thirteen 11th District titles and set a standard of excellence never before achieved and not having been achieved subsequently. Dean Hobbs played and coached baseball at Campbellsville College after graduation from the Breckinridge County High School in 1966. His college education was interrupted when he was drafted into the US Army and served with distinction in Vietnam for sixteen months. Upon his safe return, he resumed his education and began his service as a professional educator. In addition to his distinguished basketball coaching career, Dean Hobbs also assumed the position as Head Football Coach for one year when staffing limitations and a Reduction in Force protocol was enforced that prevented the hiring of a coach. Years later, he also was additionally the Head Baseball Coach when the same protocol was enacted. Dean Hobbs was, and remains, an advocate for sportsmanship and fundamental preparation, an exemplar of moral values, and a servant to his community.

Uploaded Files:

Dean Hobbs Nomination

Dean Hobbs Letter of Recommendation

Uploaded Photos:

Dean Hobbs Photo 1

Electronic Signature: Jenny Elder

Date Submitted: October 30, 2023