HOF Coach Profile: Laurel Hobick 1/20

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: January 28, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Laurel Hobick was born in Danville, Illinois in 1932 and graduated from Oakwood Township High School in Illinois in 1950. He attended college at William Jewell and served in the United States Marine Corps before returning to Oakwood Township to teach and coach in 1957.

He was the head football coach at Oakwood for three years before moving on to Kofa High School in Yuma, Arizona in 1961.

Hobick returned to the Metro as the first head football and wrestling coach at Truman High School in Independence when it opened in the fall of 1964. During his time at Truman, he was named The Independence Examiner Coach of the Year in 1967.

From there he moved on to Cass-Midway High School. Hobick led the Vikings to state championships in 1976 and 1978 with the 1976 team finishing a perfect 13-0. Cass-Midway won six Western Missouri Conference championships during his nine-years with the program.

Hobick closed out his coaching career at Piper. The Pirates won four Kaw Valley League titles and two district titles. He was named The Kansan Coach of the Year in 1993 and the Cecil Patterson Kansas City Metro Coach of the Year in 1997. He finished his coaching career with a record of 234-192.

He is a member of the William Jewell Football Hall of Fame. Hobick passed away in 2017 at the age of 84.