The University of Nevada Board of Regents approved the hiring of Tony Sanchez as UNLV head football coach on Tuesday afternoon. The vote was 11-0 to approve his four-year contract with a $500,000 annual salary.
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The choice has been made. The experts have spoken. Tony Sanchez has been named UNLV’s new football coach and a substantial portion of the community has weighed in on the subject.
Nebraska interim football coach Barney Cotton will be UNLV’s offensive coordinator. Cornhuskers offensive line coach John Garrison also is expected to join the staff.
The question everyone wanted answered went unanswered at UNLV’s press conference on Thursday afternoon. And that was disappointing.
Long before going over to the dark side, leaving sportswriting for the celebrity realm, I found myself on the sidelines with the most famous high school football coach in the country.
Tony Sanchez was officially introduced as UNLV’s 11th football coach at a news conference Thursday. “I know it was a bold statement when I was chosen for this position,” Sanchez said. “I couldn’t be more energetic and more driven to see UNLV football moving in a positive direction.”
By now you probably are familiar with Notre Dame having hired a wildly successful high school coach named Gerry Faust to wake up the echoes. But there’s an even bolder experiment that better correlates to UNLV that was conducted in North Texas.
Tony Sanchez, who led Bishop Gorman High School to an undefeated season and its sixth consecutive state championship, is one of six finalists for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl national coach of the year
UNLV will officially introduce Tony Sanchez as its new football coach at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Stan Fulton Building. He leaves Bishop Gorman High School, where he has won six state championships in a row.
What are people so worried about, that he might lose games? The Rebels have been experts at that for decades. Few programs nationally lose with the regularity of UNLV. Here’s a thought: What if Tony Sanchez wins?
Tony Sanchez took Bishop Gorman to the top of the high school rankings, and now he will start near the bottom of the college football world at UNLV.
Former Hawaii and Southern Methodist coach June Jones will do a phone interview with UNLV on Monday for the football coaching job. The Maloof family backs Jones’ candidacy.
Going out for Senior Night, it was emotional … and it really hit me that this was my last game as a Rebel. You suddenly think about the good times you had here and what you did for the program and what the program did for you.
Tony Sanchez becomes UNLV’s 11th football coach since the program’s inception in 1968. Here’s how the other 10 fared:
Former head football coaches Ed Orgeron and Houston Nutt spoke with UNLV officials by phone, but the search to replace Bobby Hauck still appears headed toward Bishop Gorman High School’s Tony Sanchez.
Jim Fassel is the experience in this equation. The one whose credentials wouldn’t be scrutinized. His is a name that has been widely associated with the coaching job at UNLV, vacant since Bobby Hauck announced his resignation Friday.
UNLV wide receiver Devonte Boyd was named freshman of the year in Mountain West on Tuesday. Brett Boyko was named all-conference second team.
Lorenzo Fertitta said he has not spoken to anyone at UNLV regarding a financial commitment to the school’s football program.
UNLV’s football team will be under a new direction next season, and that coach will be in charge of a program facing much uncertainty. But outgoing coach Bobby Hauck also said the cupboard is not completely bare.
Scoring and statistics summary for the UNLV-UNR football game.
An emotional Devante Davis said the impact Bobby Hauck had on him in his four years at UNLV extends well beyond the football field.
The negatives outweighed the positives on Saturday night, and as the game wore on it was clear that emotion wasn’t going to carry the Rebels to a win over rival UNR.
Bobby Hauck timed the announcement he was resigning as UNLV’s football coach the day before his Rebels played UNR for the Fremont Cannon. But UNR had all the firepower in the second half, sending the Rebels to a 49-20 loss.
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