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Robert Haberbusch, HEAD COACH

Rob Haberbusch is in his fourth season as the sixth head men's hockey coach at Hamilton College in the program's 96-year history. Haberbusch has directed his team to a spot in the NESCAC championship quarterfinals twice. His players have received three all-conference and 12 NESCAC winter all-academic team honors. Marko Brelih '16 was selected to the 2012-13 USCHO Division III All-Rookie Team. Haberbusch guided the Continentals to the 2011 Skidmore College Invitational team title.

Haberbusch was an assistant at the U.S. Military Academy (Army) from 2003 to 2011 and was named the associate head coach for the Division I program in 2008. He helped guide Army to 83 wins in eight seasons in Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) play.

In 2007-08, Army won 19 games, including a record of 17-8-3 in the AHA. The 17 Atlantic Hockey victories was the program record in conference play. The team earned the Atlantic Hockey regular season title -- their first championship of any kind in men's hockey -- and reached the semifinals of the conference championship. The team went 17-12-5 overall and 15-8-5 in the conference in 2006-07. Army advanced to the AHA championship game, where they fell to the Air Force Academy.

While at Army, Haberbusch worked under Rob Riley and Brian Riley. Rob went on to become head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate Springfield Falcons, and Brian was the AHA coach of the year in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Haberbusch was part of the Army Athletic Association's coaching staff of the year in 2008 and Army claimed the AHA team sportsmanship award in 2009 and 2010.

Haberbusch played a major role in the recruitment of one NHL free agent signee, one All-American, one AHA player of the year, one AHA goalie of the year, one AHA defenseman of the year, 14 all-conference selections and three all-rookie team members at Army. The 2007, 2010 and 2011 AHA Scholar-Athletes of the Year were all recruited by Haberbusch.

Haberbusch was an assistant coach at Iona College for one season prior to his career at Army. He served as an assistant at the University of Findlay from 1997 to 2002. Haberbusch played college hockey at Fairfield University from 1989 to 1993 and was a four-year letter winner at center and left wing.

Haberbusch grew up in Montclair, N.J., and graduated with a degree in political science. He earned his master's degree in education from Findlay. Haberbusch and his wife Molly have a daughter, Shelby.

Kristopher Horn, ASSISTANT COACH

Max Mobley, ASSISTANT COACH

Max Mobley is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College men's hockey program. Mobley was a graduate assistant coach at St. Lawrence University in the spring of 2014.

Mobley played in 91 games at forward for St. Lawrence from 2008 to 2012. He helped the Saints reach the semifinals of the ECAC Hockey championship in 2009 and 2010. Mobley was a three-time recipient of the ECAC Student-Athlete Award and made the Dean's List on three occasions.

Mobley played professional hockey from 2012 to 2014 for the Danbury Whalers and the 1000 Islands Privateers of the FHL, the Fayetteville FireAntz and the Huntsville Havoc of the SPHL, and the St. Charles Chill of the CHL. In 2012-13, he scored 10 goals and was credited with 15 assists in 28 games for Danbury.

Mobley graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in history with a minor in sports studies. He went on to get his master's degree in sports administration at Canisius College. Mobley is from Glendale, Arizona.