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Bobby Hauck Agrees To New Contract

Bobby Hauck has coached the Rebels to bowl eligibility for the first time since 2000.

Nov. 27, 2013

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV football head coach Bobby Hauck has agreed in principle to a new three-year contract, Interim Athletics Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy announced Wednesday.

Terms of the contract, which still needs to be approved by the Board of Regents, will be released at a later date.

Hauck's new deal will cover the 2014-16 seasons. The former record-setting head coach at the University of Montana is in his fourth season in Las Vegas and has led the 6-5 Rebels to bowl eligibility for the first time since 2000. UNLV, which is expected to play in its fourth bowl game in program history next month, will complete its regular season on Saturday when it hosts San Diego State starting at 7:30 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium.

"As I've said many times, my family and I are extremely happy at UNLV and love living in Las Vegas," Hauck said. "I am excited to tell our team and staff that we can now focus on continuing to build this football program and pursuing the ultimate goal of bringing a Mountain West Championship to UNLV."

Hauck, who is currently 12-37 at UNLV and 92-54 overall as a head coach, saw his team post a winning road record for the first time since 2003 and marked the school's first four-game winning streak in the regular season since 1984. UNLV is looking to get to seven wins for the first time in 13 years and for only the third time in nearly three decades (1994 & 2000).

"Bobby Hauck and his staff have been focused on building UNLV football step by step since coming to campus and this season we are seeing their hard work pay off with a trip to a bowl game on the horizon," Kunzer-Murphy said. "We are thrilled that Bobby is our coach and that he will be here for years to come to help take Rebel football to a new level."



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