Ken Sharrar comes to Las Vegas to coach UNLV's defensive line and kicking specialists.
Sharrar served the last nine seasons at West Chester (Pa.) University where he coached the defensive line and served as recruiting coordinator. The 2004 Rams finished with a school-record 11 victories and lost to Valdosta State in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals before receiving a final national ranking of seventh.
"Ken Sharrar is an extremely hard-working, bright coach," UNLV head coach Mike Sanford said. "Our defensive line is in good hands."
A native of Southern California, Sharrar was head coach at Brethren Christian High School before joining West Chester. He began his career with stints at Capo Valley and Ocean View high schools before taking over as tight ends coach at Long Beach State in 1984. One year later, Sharrar became the head coach at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach. From there he moved on to USC, coaching the defensive line for a Trojan team that played Auburn in the 1987 Citrus Bowl. A 1979 graduate of Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, Calif., Sharrar earned his bachelor's degree in English from Long Beach State in 1984.
Ken and his wife, Victoria, are the parents of a daughter, Taylor (5).
Sharrar at a glance Born: Nov. 20, 1961 Wife: Victoria Children: Daughter -- Taylor (5) Education: Long Beach State, 1984 bachelor's degree in English Coaching Experience: 2005-pres. UNLV - defensive line, specialists 1996-2004 West Chester- defensive line, rec. coord. 1993-95 Brethren Christian HS - head coach 1992 San Clemente HS - running backs, special teams 1991 Brethren Christian HS - JV head coach 1986 USC - graduate assistant 1985 St. Anthony HS - head coach 1984 Long Beach State - tight ends 1982-83 Ocean View HS - def. backs, receivers 1981 Capistrano Valley HS - receivers 1980 Capistrano Valley HS -- JV def. backs, receivers UNLV Recruiting Area: Orange County, Calif. E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org