UNLV Coach Hauck to Step Down After Finale

Hauck will step down after coaching the Rebels' season finale against Nevada on Saturday

By Dillon Tabish

LAS VEGAS — UNLV finally took a step forward under Bobby Hauck last year, only to backslide and cost him his job.

Hauck will step down after coaching the Rebels’ season finale against Nevada on Saturday. UNLV is 2-10 this season after going to a bowl game last year for the first time since 2000.

Athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy announced Friday that Hauck had submitted his resignation, effective Monday.

“No one has worked harder in trying to achieve consistent success with our football program than Coach Hauck and we thank him for his dedication and leadership,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “He and his staff have worked tirelessly in trying to achieve the results we all want to see but it unfortunately has not happened.

Hauck had two years left on his contract and will receive a buyout of $400,000.

The Rebels are 15-48 in five seasons under Hauck, going 11-27 in the Mountain West Conference. UNLV had three straight two-win seasons under Hauck before he led the Rebels to a 7-6 record and the bowl appearance last year.

“We were given an opportunity to get it done here at UNLV and we simply did not win enough games,” Hauck said. “It’s my responsibility to push the program forward and I wish we would have produced better results.”

Before being hired by UNLV after the 2009 season, Hauck was 80-17 at Montana in the FCS from 2003-09. Hauck’s old job is coming open with Mick Delaney retiring at Montana after the FCS playoffs are over.