Hopkins Adds Warkentien and Hobbie to University of Washington Staff

University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins has added Kreigh Warkentien and Jerry Hobbie to the men’s basketball staff. Warkentien will serve as Chief Administrative Officer while Hobbie will be the Special Assistant to the Head Coach. Both bring numerous years of Division I men’s basketball experience to an already experienced hoops staff.

Warkentien, who will handle travel, budget, alumni management and more, spent six years at UNLV and worked with current assistant coach Dave Rice as she was the director of operations along with being promoted to Assistant AD of Alumni Relations and Special Events. She oversaw everything from travel to community outreach to social media along with handling day to day operations of the men’s basketball program.

Prior to UNLV, Warkentien was at Arizona State with former head coach Herb Sendek where she was the program coordinator, helping with academics, marketing and camp operations. Warkentien earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from ASU in 2009 and received her master’s from UNLV in Public Administration.

Hobbie brings a wealth of experience as he spent seven years on the Southern Methodist staff in a variety of roles. He was an Assistant Coach, Director of Operations, Director of Recruiting and Special Assistant to the head coach while in Dallas from 2010-17. The Mustangs made the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and the semifinals of the NIT in 2014 along with winning the American Athletic Conference Championship in 2015.

Prior to SMU, Hobbie was at the University of Houston where he was an Assistant Coach from 2007-10 which saw the Cougars reach a high level of success in Conference USA. Houston reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nearly two decades. Additionally, they led the conference in points per game and free throw percentage while he was on staff.

Hobbie also spent eight seasons at Fairfield University (1998-2006) as the Associate Head Coach for three years and an Assistant Coach for five prior, helping produce the Stags’ best results since 1978.

Warkentien and Hobbie join a staff that includes assistants Dave Rice, Cameron Dollar and Will Conroy along with Director of Operations Trevor Wade.


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