Defense dominates on the second day in shoulder pads.
Freshman All-American Devonte Boyd isn't the only WR to watch at UNLV.
Next in our series introducing fans to the team's assistants.
One of UNLV football's top groups this spring has been its wide receivers.
The lone holdover from the previous coaching staff, Cedric Cormier (pronounced “cor-MEER”) is in his eighth season overseeing the Rebel receivers. Cormier recruited and then tutored record-setting wide receiver Devante Davis, who in 2013 shattered the school mark for touchdown catches in a year with 14 to go with 87 receptions (one off the school record) and 1,290 yards (second-most in program history). Davis finished his career with 2,785 receiving yards (second-most in program history) and 22 touchdowns (third-most in school history). Cormier currently coaches 2014 Freshman All-America and Mountain West Freshman of the Year Devonte Boyd, who re-wrote the school’s record book for rookie receivers and is on target to become UNLV’s career leader in yards and 100-yard games. Cormier came to the desert after serving in the same capacity at Miami (Ohio) University for the 2009 season. Previous to that Cormier coached future NFL wideout and second team All-American Marc Mariani at Montana. Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Cormier was an assistant coach at Baytown Lee (Texas) High School for two seasons after starting his coaching career at Channelview (Texas) High School in 2004. While at Channelview he coached future Chicago Bear wide receiver Johnny Knox. Cormier, a native of Houston, was a four-year letterman as a receiver at Colorado from 1997-2001. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Colorado in 2002. He has a son, Deon, and a daughter, Danielle.
Coaching Experience 2010-SA UNLV - wide receivers 2009 Miami (Ohio) - wide receivers 2007-08 Montana - wide receivers 2005-06 Baytown Lee High School - assistant coach 2004 Channelview High School - assistant coach