Tim Hauck (pronounced: Howk), who spent the previous four years on the staff at the University of Montana, just concluded his first year as a Bruin assistant coach.
Hauck assisted defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker with the secondary, working with the safeties and was a key figure in the development of true freshman Rahim Moore at the free safety spot. In 2008, UCLA ranked second in the Pac-10 in pass defense.
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.
In 2007, 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 Thomas 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.
Hauck is ranked third in Montana history with 305 career tackles, compiled in just three seasons. 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, a native of Butte, MT, 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 (1990-91) while Neuheisel was an assistant coach.
RECRUITING RESPONSIBILITIES -- California Central Valley, San Diego, Pacific Northwest, Northern Nevada.
PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's in Business Education from Montana, 1990; At UCLA: Second year (joined the staff in February of 2008); Born: December 20, 1966 in Butte, MT; Family: Tim and his wife Denali were married on June 28, 2008.