As JT touched on Tuesday morning, Nevada had filled a portion of its coaching needs when coach Chris Ault promoted safeties coach Mike Bradeson to defensive coordinator. Offensive hires, Ault said, would be coming in the not-too-distant future.
The school announced in separate releases that former Hawaii offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich and Arkansas State offensive line coach Darren Hiller would be joining the Wolf Pack’s coaching staff in the same roles. Rolovich was with the Warriors for four years, orchestrating a three year run from 2009-11 in which UH threw for 13,915 yards – an average of 347.9 yards per game – and 96 touchdowns. Hiller has been with the Red Wolves for the past 10 seasons, including last seasons’ 10-3 team.
“I am pleased to have Nick join our staff. I’ve had the chance to watch him grow as a player, quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator,” Ault said. “He is a young gun who coached and coordinated the best passing offense in the country. It was clear to me and my defensive staff this past year he is not afraid of change as he introduced the Pistol formation to the Hawaii offense. And they didn’t miss a beat.”
The hires leave just the running backs coach as the only spot left to be filled. RB coach Casey Moore was not retained.