Enters his third season at San Diego State as the special teams coordinator and his second as an associate head coach.
This marks the 24th time in the last 25 seasons that he has overseen the special teams in his coaching responsibilities.
He is one of four members of the San Diego State staff who have been a collegiate head coach at another school (Hauck, Rocky Long, Jeff Horton and Kevin McGarry).
Kick returner Rashaad Penny was the 2016 MW Special Teams Player of the Year for a second straight season, becoming the second kick returner in MW history to win the award twice. The junior tied for second in the nation in kick return touchdowns (2) and was fourth in kick return average (31.2), 26th in total touchdowns (16) and 29th in all-purpose yards per game (133.3).
In 2016, sophomore John Baron II was a Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award semifinalist after ranking 10th nationally in field goal percentage (.913) and 20th (second in MW) in points per game among kickers (8.50) and field goals per game (1.50). He set a school single-season record in field goals (21) and field goal percentage (.913), and also had the third-most PATs (56) in a season in school history
Led San Diego State's special teams units in 2015 to a ranking of No. 23 nationally after an average ranking of 79.3 the prior six seasons. The 2015 kickoff return unit ranked second nationally (29.06) and the punt coverage unit ranked 27th in the nation (5.00).
In 2015, Penny was the program’s first Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year and the first return specialist on the All-MW first team in conference history after a season in which he finished second nationally with three kickoff return touchdowns and recorded 33.5 yards per kickoff return.
Kicker Donny Hageman captured an All-MW honorable mention nod in 2015, becoming SDSU’s first kicker to earn all-conference honors since 2010.
Guided long snapper Jeff Overbaugh to a perfect 2015 season (156-for-156) on punt snaps, PAT snaps and field goal snaps, resulting in Rubio Long Snapping Second-Team All-America status. He was also named the Top Specialist at the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
Served as a head coach each of the previous 12 seasons, with stops at his alma mater Montana (2003-09) and UNLV (2010-14).
In 2013, he guided UNLV to its first winning season and first bowl game since 2000. That year, the Rebels advanced to the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
In the last 30 seasons, only three head coaches have guided UNLV to a bowl game - Jeff Horton (twice), John Robinson and Hauck - and two of those coaches are currently on the Aztec staff (Hauck and Horton).
While serving as head coach at UNLV, Hauck also served as special teams coordinator. In his five seasons at UNLV, the Rebels ranked 34th nationally in kickoff return average (22.3) and 40th nationally in kick-return average allowed (20.7).
Served as the head coach at Montana from 2003-09, compiling an 80-17 record and advancing to the FCS playoffs in all seven of his seasons.
The 80-17 record during that span made Hauck's Montana squad the highest winning percentage (82.5 percent) amongst the 134 schools that played a game at the FCS level during those seven seasons.
Hauck claimed at least a share of the Big Sky Conference title in all seven of his seasons as the Montana head coach and led the Grizzlies to the national championship game on three occasions (2004, 2008 and 2009).
In his 97 games as head coach at Montana, the Grizzlies outscored its opponents, 3,079-1,795, an average of 31.7-18.5.
Has coached in the Mountain West and Pac-12 (three different schools) in addition to his extensive experience in the FCS.
Earned his bachelor's degree in business and physical education from Montana in 1987.
Received his master's degree in education administration from UCLA in 1991.
Hauck and his wife, Stacy, have four children, Sydney, Alexandra, Elise and Robby.