Rob Phenicie (pronounced FEN-ah-see) is in his third year tutoring UNLV's quarterbacks during what is actually his second stint at the school, as he spent one year assisting John Robinson's first Rebel staff in 1999. He also served as UNLV's offensive coordinator in 2010-11.
In 2009, Phenicie's Montana offense ranked second in the nation among FCS teams with 35.8 points per game and ninth in total yards with 427.4 per game while Griz quarterback Andrew Selle ranked fourth in the country in pass efficiency.
Prior to joining UM, Phenicie spent three seasons coaching at MW member Wyoming from 2000-02. He coached the Cowboys' receivers and was the program's recruiting coordinator in 2001 before becoming co-offensive coordinator for one campaign. He was also offensive coordinator at Cal State Northridge from 1997-98 after serving as a graduate assistant coach at UCLA and his alma mater, the University of Memphis.
Phenicie started his playing career at Nebraska as a tight end in 1984, then transferred to Orange Coast College for a year before transferring to Memphis, where he completed his playing career. He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Memphis in 1989 and his master's degree in athletic administration from there as well in 1991.
Phenicie and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Meghen.
PHENICIE's COACHING EXPERIENCE 2012-SA UNLV - quarterbacks 2010-11 UNLV - quarterbacks/offensive coord. 2003-09 Montana - off. Coord./quarterbacks 2000-02 Wyoming - off. coord./WRs/recruiting coord. 1997-98 Cal State Northridge - quarterbacks/wide receivers 1992-96 L.A. Valley - quarterbacks/wide receivers 1991-92 UCLA - graduate assistant 1989-91 Memphis- graduate assistant