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.
UNLV will have added depth at receiver this season.
Former NFL player and coach joins Rebel coaching staff.
Cedric Cormier (pronounced "cor-MEER") is the only coach retained from the previous coaching staff by Tony Sanchez and will continue his position as wide receivers coach for UNLV. The Rebels receiving corps has seen tremendous success under Cormier, including recruiting and developing record-setting wideout Devante Davis, who wrapped up his career this fall. In 2014, receiver Devonte Boyd earned Mountain West Freshman of the Year honors under Cormier's watch. The Houston native has also been successful in recruiting players from Texas, notably Davis and UNLV's all-time leading rusher Tim Cornett. He came to the desert after serving in the same capacity at Miami (Ohio) University. He spent the 2009 season coaching the RedHawks after working the previous two seasons overseeing receivers at Montana.
At UNLV, Cormier has recruited and then tutored Davis, who earned Second Team All-MW honors in 2013 after shattering the school record 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).
In Missoula, he coached future NFL wideout Marc Mariani, who in 2008 was a second team All-American and, after being drafted by the Tennessee Titans, earned a spot in the NFL Pro Bowl as a rookie.
Prior to Montana, 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.
The Houston native was a four-year letterman as a receiver at Colorado from 1998-2001.
Cormier earned his bachelor's degree in communications from Colorado in 2002. He and his wife, Roshelle, have a son, Deon, and a daughter, Danielle.
CORMIER's 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