Kyle Hobbs joined the University of Delaware strength & conditioning staff as a part-time assistant coach in August, 2011.
A native of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa., Hobbs assists with supervising the strength and conditioning efforts for Delaware's 21 sports programs and nearly 600 student-athletes and designing and implementing strength and conditioning plans for all of the Blue Hen men's and women's athletic teams.
Hobbs earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology and health sciences from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 2009 and then moved on to the University of Georgia as he earned his master's degree in education with honors in 2011.
Prior to coming to Delaware, Hobbs worked as a strength & conditioning coach at the high school level as well as at Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, and the University of Georgia. During his two years, he coached six All-Americans and nine all-conference selections and was the sole strength coach assigned to develop Harrison Barnes, a former high school basketball All-American and current standout at the University of North Carolina.
He began his coaching career at Ames (Iowa) High School where he served as head strength coach in 2007-08 while still an undergraduate at Iowa State. He designed and implanted all training programs for all sports, helped develop Barnes into a high school basketball All-American, and helped the basketball squad win consecutive undefeated state titles.
While at Iowa State, Hobbs served as a student assistant strength coach, focusing on work with the Hawkeye basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, swimming & diving, and softball teams. While a student, he also served as vice-president of the Iowa State Weightlifting & Powerlifting team for one year.
He continued at the college level as an intern with the football strength & conditioning staff at the University of Nebraska for five months early in 2009 before moving on to the University of Georgia, where he served as an assistant football strength & conditioning coach for the Bulldogs from June, 2009 until this past May.
He is a member of the National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.