Feb. 15, 2008
Tim Hauck, who has spent the past four years of the staff at the University of Montana, has been hired as an assistant coach at UCLA, Bruin head coach Rick Neuheisel announced today. Hauck will assist defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker with the secondary.
"Tim was an outstanding college football player and enjoyed a long, productive career in the NFL," said Neuheisel. "He has transitioned nicely into the coaching profession and will be a nice fit with DeWayne in the secondary. Our defensive backs will benefit from his experience as a player and a coach."
During Hauck's four years at his alma mater, Montana compiled a record of 43-10, making the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs all four years, including the title game in 2004.
This past season, Hauck coached the Montana secondary. The Grizzlies ranked 10th nationally in pass efficiency defense and allowed just eight touchdowns while making 17 interceptions en route to a record of 11-1. Strong safety Colt Anderson was named first-team All-Big Sky Conference.
In Hauck's three previous seasons on staff (2004-2006), he worked exclusively with the safeties. In 2006, Anderson and free safety Torrey were named to the Big Sky Conference's first team. In 2005, brothers and safeties Torrey and Tyler Thomas were honorable mention selections.
Hauck, 41, played safety in the National Football League for 13 seasons, retiring in 2002. He originally signed with the New England Patriots as a free agent in 1990 and played for Green Bay, Seattle, Denver, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
A safety for the Grizzlies, Hauck earned first-team All-America honors in both 1988 and 1989. He was voted the Big Sky Conference's defensive MVP as a junior and a senior and he also was voted the recipient of Montana's Steve Carlson Award (MVP) those two seasons. He is the only player in school history to receive the Golden Helmet Award ("Hardest Hitter") three times, winning it in 1987, 1988, and 1989. He earned his degree in Business Education in 1990.
Hauck is ranked third in Montana history with 305 career tackles in just three seasons at Montana. He's third in school history with 15 career interceptions. He began his college career at Pacific University in Oregon and was an all-conference pick there as a freshman.
Hauck (pronounced: Howk) prepped at Sweet Grass High School in Big Timber, MT and was an all-state quarterback and defensive back, playing for his dad, Bob Hauck Sr. His brother, Bobby Hauck, is the head coach at Montana. Bobby worked on Neuheisel's staff at both Colorado and Washington and was a graduate assistant at UCLA while Neuheisel was an assistant coach.
Tim Hauck is a native of Butte, MT and was born on December 20, 1966.