George Hobbins began his tenure as RCGC Assistant Athletic Director in August 2016. Hobbins brings a long and distinguished background in coaching and academic counseling to his position, and he is also a familiar face on campus known by RCGC coaches and students alike.
In his role as Assistant AD, Hobbins is excited to promote academics to his coaches and students in his Assistant AD’s position.
“We’ll make sure to stress to the athletes to manage their time wisely, get to class on time and not procrastinate on assignments,” Hobbins said. “We will be monitoring regular progress reports and will be ready to step in and assist any student who needs help.”
Hobbins notes that recruiting and retaining student athletes is also important.
“Recruiting is a big part of a coach’s job and may be the hardest role to master, especially for new coaches,” he said. “Our coaches will put their own thumb prints on the recruiting process – and they’ll learn to take advantage of newer technology such as social media to get the word out to potential recruits.”
As a coach, Hobbins has resurrected he RCGC Men’s Soccer program into one of the best junior college programs in the nation. In Fall 2014 he was appointed as RCGC’s men’s soccer coach, and he recently completed the 2016 regular season with a 14-2 overall record, their best mark since 1995. He had previously coached men’s soccer at GCC (now RCGC) in the 1990s.
His love of the game prompted him to open the South Jersey Goalkeeping Academy as well as keep current on the latest soccer trends. As a coach, Hobbins employs a player-focused approach, concentrating on the advancement of their technical and tactical skills. He has held positions as Director of Goalkeeping for the New Jersey State Olympic Development, Staff Instructor for New Jersey Youth Soccer, and as Assistant Coach for the Philadelphia Fever.
A Sewell resident, Hobbins served 11 years as coach of both the boys' and girls' soccer teams at Washington Township High School. He also coached soccer at Rutgers-Camden, Camden County College, Overbrook High, and Audubon High. He has earned numerous honors in his career, including selection into the South Jersey Soccer Hall of Fame, the Camden County College Hall of Fame and as NJAC College Coach of the Year.
Hobbins formerly worked for the Washington Township Board of Education as a high school guidance counselor from 1998 through 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University and his Master of Arts in Student Personnel Services from Glassboro State College. He also holds Graduate Certification from Glassboro State College in the following areas: social studies, Principal/Supervisor, and Director of Guidance.