The Gloucester County College Board of Trustees and Roadrunner Athletics Department have named George Hobbins as the new head coach of the men's soccer program.
Hobbins, of Sewell, is hot off an 11-year stint as the coach of both the boys' and girls' soccer teams at Washington Township High School. He brings extensive leadership and athletic training expertise to the College, having coached at Rutgers University–Camden, Camden County College and GCC 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 at the New Jersey State Olympic Development as the director of goalkeeping, Philadelphia Fever as an assistant coach and New Jersey Youth Soccer program as a staff instructor.
"During my first year with the team I want to be competitive and create a winning atmosphere for the players," said Hobbins. "I am looking to recruit quality student athletes who are as good on the field as they are in the classroom. That is what they are here for."
Hobbins presently works for the Washington Township Board of Education as a high school guidance counselor. Committed to learning, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Health Education from Temple University and then went on to pursue his Master of Arts in Student Personnel Services at Glassboro State College.
Numerous accolades and acceptances into various hall of fames highlight his career. Hobbins has been a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Soccer Coaches organizations for more than 30 years.
GCC's 250-acre campus is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.