Brad Dobbels Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Charleston Southern '89
Office Phone: (843) 863-7692
Brad Dobbels begins his second year on Coach Barclay Radebaugh’s staff in 2012-2013, following an accomplished run as the head coach at nearby Goose Creek High School. Dobbels, a former standout for the Baptist College Buccaneers from 1987-1989, made an immediate impact in his first season, helping the Bucs to a 19-12 record and a berth in the Big South Tournament Semifinals. Dobbels’ coaching acumen was particularly beneficial toward CSU’s offensive production, which proved to be prolific in 2011-2012. Four players averaged in double figures for much of the year as the Bucs concluded the season ranked 22nd in the country in scoring, 20th in three-point field goals per game, and 30th in three-point field goal percentage.
“We are very pleased to announce the addition of Brad Dobbels to our coaching staff,” said Radebaugh at the time of Dobbels’ hiring in summer 2011. “Brad is an outstanding coach who has prepared himself well for this next step. He has led Goose Creek High School to new and exciting levels of success. He has won numerous championships and has established Goose Creek as one of the premier high school programs in the southeast. Brad also worked with the TMP (Trademark Properties) AAU basketball program, which is one of the finest AAU programs in the country. He has a tremendous knowledge of the game, is a keen tactician and is big-game tested. Brad is a CSU alum who loves the university and will be a key figure as we continue our march towards winning the Big South Conference.”
A native of Overland Park, Kan., Dobbels played for the Baptist College Buccaneers from 1987-1989 after transferring from Cloud County (KS) Community College. He is third all-time in CSU history in three-point percentage at .435. He also ranks fourth on the school’s single season free-throw percentage list with a .836 in 1987-88, sinking 41 shots from beyond the arc that season. Dobbels was the first Buccaneer to sink more than 100 career three-pointers, making 101 in his career. He graduated from then-Baptist College in 1989 with a degree in Social Science. He later earned an MAT in Social Studies from the university.
“I want to thank Coach Radebaugh, Dr. Hunter, Dr. Brewer and Hank Small for giving me this opportunity to rejoin the CSU family,” said Dobbels. “CSU has been transformed with the new buildings and new people. I am honored to help Coach Radebaugh build upon the success that he has achieved the last six years. It’s an exciting time to be a Buc and I look forward to serving the student-athletes at CSU while helping them reach new levels spiritually, academically and athletically.”
Dobbels was the head coach at Goose Creek High School from 1997-2011, compiling an impressive record of 282-92. In 2008-09, the Gators went 7-0 in league play and 27-2 overall under Dobbels, winning the Class AAAA State Championship. A perennial title contender, the Gators went 19-8 in 2010-11. Prior to his time in Goose Creek, Dobbels was the head coach at Hunter-Kinard-Taylor High School in Neeses, S.C. Under his tutelage, Gator guard DeVontae Wright developed into a Division I recruit and is now playing for cross-town rival The Citadel. Dobbels boasts a career record of 329-124, and has a state championship, five Lower State championship game appearances and six region championships. Dobbels has also collected numerous coaching accolades.
Dobbels and his wife Michelle have been married for 26 years. They are the parents of Jacob (26) and Jared (17).