Former NFL player and coach joins Rebel coaching staff.
The lone holdover from the previous coaching staff, Cedric Cormier (pronounced “cor-MEER”) is in his sixth 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) before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. Cormier also coaches 2014 Freshman All-American and Mountain West Freshman of the Year Devonte Boyd, who re-wrote the school’s record book for freshman receivers.
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.
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