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Former UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck becomes San Diego State's special teams coach

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Hauck gets to stay within the conference after resigning from the UNLV head coaching position in late November.

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Former UNLV Runnin' Rebels head coach Bobby Hauck will join San Diego State's staff as the special teams coach, SDSU's athletic department said today.

For the last five seasons Hauck has been at the helm in Las Vegas, compiling a 15-49 record and leading UNLV to its first bowl game since 2000 in 2013. He also led the team to seven wins in 2013, its highest win total since 1984.

Hauck resigned from his post at UNLV in late November.

Before UNLV, Hauck was basically "the man" in the FCS. He coached the FCS-powerhouse Montana Grizzlies from 2003 to 2009, compiling an 80-17 record, three national championship appearances and seven Big Sky Conference titles. The Big Sky named Hauck its coach of the year three times, and Hauck was also named AFCA Regional FCS Coach of the Year two times.

In addition to being a head coach these last 12 years, Hauck has also run his programs' special teams units, so he's well prepared for his new position with the Aztecs.

SDSU now has three assistant coaches who used to be college head coaches: Hauck, offensive coordinator Jeff Horton (interim head coach of Minnesota in 2010) and director of player personnel Kevin McGarry (University of San Diego, 1996-2003).