Brian Polian Introduces His Wolf Pack Coaching Staff
RENO, Nev. - Nevada football coach Brian Polian announced new members of his coaching staff during a press conference at Legacy Hall on Friday. The veteran staff includes two former FCS head coaches and two others with some NFL experience.
"I could not be happier about the staff we have been able to assemble over the last couple of weeks as we have recruited some outstanding teachers and recruiters to come on board with us," Polian said. "More importantly, the men that we have brought into the Nevada football family are all quality people. I have no doubt that they will all have a positive effect on all phases of our program. The chemistry between the coaches that we were fortunate enough to retain and the new members of the staff has been excellent, and I am looking forward to working alongside this staff for a long time to come."
The staff includes five newcomers to the Wolf Pack program. Scottie Hazelton will serve as Nevada's defensive coordinator and linebackers coach and comes to the Pack from USC. Former Cornell and Buffalo head coach Jim Hofher will be the team's assistant head coach and will coach the wide receivers. Former Eastern Michigan head coach Jeff Genyk comes to Nevada from Cal and will serve as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach. Former Louisiana-Lafayette offensive coordinator Ron Hudson is a veteran offensive line coach who will coach the front for the Pack. Bill Teerlinck comes to Nevada after a five-year run as a defensive assistant with the Indianapolis Colts and will head up the defensive line.
They will join a group of three coaches who will continue their careers at Nevada in offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Nick Rolovich, tight ends coach James Spady and Mike Bradeson, who will coach safeties and serve as the recruiting coordinator. Additionally, longtime coach and administrator Ken Wilson will remain with the program and will serve as the assistant athletics director for football operations. Andy Vaughn will continue in his role as the director of player personnel.
The Wolf Pack still has one open spot on the coaching staff, coaching cornerbacks on the defensive side of the ball. Polian said that spot will likely be filled next month.