Entering his first season as an assistant coach for the Green Wave in 2007-08 is Chris Hawkins.
Hawkins, 36, came to Tulane after spending seven seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Buffalo, where he was instrumental in the Bulls' recruiting efforts and also contributed to the scouting of opponents and coaching the perimeter players.
During his tenure at Buffalo, Hawkins helped the Bulls to 71 victories over the last four seasons, including a 23-10 record and postseason NIT appearance in 2004-05, and a 19-win season in 2005-06.
Hawkins came to UB from Radford University, where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. While with the Highlanders, Hawkins helped lead the team to a 58-28 record over three seasons, including the 1997-98 Big South Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. In 1999-2000, Radford was the Big South Conference regular season champions. Hawkins played for current TU assistant coach Dick Bender, who was an assistant coach at Radford.
As a player for the Highlanders from 1988-92, Hawkins was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1991-92 team that won the Big South regular season championship. During his last two seasons playing at Radford, the team finished with a 42-16 record. He still ranks fourth in the school's records for career assists.
Prior to his coaching stint at Radford, Hawkins coached for three seasons at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md. His first year was as an assistant coach, followed by two seasons as the head coach. During his tenure as head coach, he guided the team to a 27-15 record, including a 17-5 record during the 1996-97 season.
Hawkins received a bachelor's degree from Radford University in 1993, and a master's degree in education from National-Louis University.
Hawkins and with his wife, Jacquie, have one daughter: Chandler (10).