Darrell Hawkins (born October 30, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He played college basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Hawkins played professionally in the United States, Europe and China.
Hawkins was born in Houston and raised in Prairie View, Texas. He attended Waller High School and earned all-state honors when he averaged 27.0 points and 15.0 rebounds per game during his senior season.
Hawkins played for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1988 to 1993. He tore his Achilles tendon four games into the 1990–91 season and missed the rest of the season. On March 6, 1991, Hawkins was suspended by head coach Nolan Richardson for the first three games of the 1991–92 season when he had a woman in his athletic dorm. The incident had emerged when the woman made allegations of sexual assault against Hawkins and three other members of the Razorbacks basketball team, who were all suspended from the team for the season on April 11, 1991. The police investigation found no evidence that a crime had been committed and charges were not filed so the suspensions were lifted in November 1991.
Hawkins returned as the Razorbacks’ sixth man during his junior season and averaged 6.7 points per game. He was named as a team captain during his senior season and averaged 13.3 points as he was named to the third-team all-Southeastern Conference (SEC). Hawkins shares the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament single-game record for most steals with eight in a 1993 game against the Holy Cross Crusaders.[lower-alpha 1]
Hawkins served as an assistant coach for the Prairie View A&M Panthers under head coach Jerome Francis from 2002 to 2005. After Francis’ resignation, he was appointed as interim head coach for the Panthers on May 26, 2005. Hawkins amassed a 5–24 record during the 2005–06 season.
Hawkins served as an administrative assistant for the Houston Cougars from 2006 to 2010.