Diane Hobin was one of the most versatile athletes in Hofstra Athletics history, competing in three sports – basketball, softball and field hockey – for the Pride from 1991 to 96.
As a point guard on the Pride basketball team, Diane scored 1,061 points and added 538 assists and 216 steals in her career. She ranks second in career assists behind fellow Hall of Famer Liz (Irwin) Knauss and is sixth in steals and 18th in points. She led the team in assists in each of her four seasons and was the squad’s leading three-point shooter in 1993-94 and 1994-95.
During her four seasons on the field hockey team, Diane scored 18 goals and added 18 career assists. Her goal total ranks seventh all-time at the University, while her 18 assists place her fifth all-time. She is also seventh in career points with 54.
As a member of the softball program, Diane was a part of NCAA Tournament teams in 1993 and 1995, and an ECAC Championship team in 1993. She batted .345 with 184 hits, 98 runs, 55 RBIs and 23 doubles during her career. She led the team in batting in 1995, posting a .393 average with a team and conference-best 68 hits. A two-time All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection, Diane was also named Hofstra’s Outstanding Female Athlete twice during her tenure in Hempstead.
Following graduation with a degree in psychology, Diane spent four years at Stony Brook University as both head softball coach and assistant to the athletic director. She left Stony Brook to become National Account Manager for CyberSports, Inc., in New Hartford, New York. CyberSports revolutionized college recruiting by developing a database that is used by numerous schools to handle the day-to-day operations in recruiting.
Currently, Diane is assistant to the head coach of the University of Illinois women’s basketball program. In her role, Diane coordinates team travel, assists in maintaining a recruiting database, and helps in the areas of game management, summer camps and the day-to-day operations of the program.