Jerry Koloskie resigns after 31 years at UNLV

Jerry Koloskie, who rose from working with UNLV’s training staff to eventually becoming interim athletic director, resigned last week.

Athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said Monday that Koloskie made the decision “on his own.”

“Jerry has a lot of friends here at the university and in the city,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “He had a lot of responsibilities over 31 years. He’s really well-liked, and we wish him the best.”

An attempt to reach Koloskie, 56, for comment was unsuccessful, but he thanked supporters on his Facebook page.

“I cant (sic) tell you how much all of your sentiments mean to me,” Koloskie wrote. “This past Wednesday, I resigned, not retired, from my position at UNLV and am spending a relaxing weekend with my Dad and Net (wife Annette) before refocusing on my next future endeavor. Look forward to reaching out to all of you very soon but need a little time to decompress.”

He became UNLV’s co-head athletic trainer in 1982, and then took over the entire department the following year. Koloskie eventually rose to senior associate athletic director, a position he held for 11 years before becoming interim athletic director in 2009. He returned to the No. 2 person in the department when Jim Livengood was named athletic director that December.

Kunzer-Murphy said an opening soon would be posted for an associate athletic director in charge of external operations, but she said the nature of the job hasn’t been determined.

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