Hauck's Extension Official|
Jan. 24, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV football head coach Bobby Hauck's contract extension was approved by the Board of Regents Friday.
Hauck, who just took the Rebels to their first bowl game in 13 years, will now make $700,000 per season through at least 2016. The new contract also includes various bonus incentives.
"Bobby Hauck is building this program the right way and we saw proof of that last season in leading us to the Heart of Dallas Bowl," UNLV Director of Athletics Tina Kunzer-Murphy said. "UNLV football reached multiple milestones in 2013 and this extension shows our university's commitment to Coach Hauck and his staff as they continue to moving us to the next level."
The 2013 Rebels posted the program's first winning season since 2000 with a 7-6 overall record, including a school-best five wins in Mountain West Conference play, and marked just the third time since 1984 that UNLV reached the seven-victory mark. The team posted a winning record both at home and on the road in the same season for the first time in 29 years and captured the Fremont Cannon by defeating in-state rival Nevada, Reno for the first time since 2004.
"On behalf of our entire staff I want to thank the Board of Regents and the UNLV administration for their support," Hauck said. "Announcing this extension back in November helped retain some top assistant coaches and key current players. It also helped tremendously in our current recruiting cycle as we work to get UNLV football on equal footing in the Mountain West Conference."
Hauck, who was hired on Dec. 23, 2009, made $500,000 per year his first four years, which included deferred retention payments.