UNLV’s Staff Is Now Complete
The Rebels’ Staff Has Taken Shape
Tony Sanchez has rounded out his staff for the 2018 season. According to UNLVRebels.com, the coach has filled the remaining vacancies with both old and new faces.
“We are fortunate to have brought in a very accomplished offensive line coach,” said Sanchez. “Garin Justice is one of the top up-and-coming assistants in the country right now and did a great job building an elite offensive line at FAU.”
Garin Justice, formerly of FAU, has joined the team as the run game offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. Eric Brown will coach outside linebackers, and Steve Irvin will coach cornerbacks.
While Justice may be new to the Mountain West, coaches Brown and Irvin are familiar faces. Brown previously played and coached for Fresno State, and would go on to coach outside linebackers at Idaho for five seasons from 2013-17.
“We are excited to bring in Eric Brown as our 10th assistant,” said Sanchez. “He is a coach’s son with a lot of experience and energy that will help us improve on the defensive side of the ball.”
Irvin, on the other hand, has much deeper ties to UNLV as he played for the team in 1998. In addition, he also had two stints with San Diego State, the first coming in 2002-05 as a graduate assistant coach and assistant director of operations. His latest stint was as the cornerbacks/defensive coordinator and lasted for five seasons.
“Steve was one of the up-and-coming young coordinators in the country,” said Sanchez. “He did a phenomenal job at USD, including helping his team get a big win over NAU in the first round of the playoffs last year. He has a lot of experience with cornerbacks, has recruited Texas before and is a UNLV and Eldorado alumnus, which are all plusses.”
The Rebels are in the midst of spring practice.