Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 | 1:23 p.m.
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At least six of the nine assistants on UNLV coach Bobby Hauck's coaching staff will come from Montana.
Hauck announced seven members of his staff Monday, including the offensive and defensive coordinators.
Rob Phenicie will coach the offense, while Kraig Paulson will head the defense. Both Phenicie and Paulson worked under Hauck at Montana.
"The majority of our staff is now in place and we're excited to get on the road to recruit the best possible class for UNLV football," Hauck said in a statement.
Ty Gregorak, who also followed Hauck from Montana, will serve as UNLV's recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach. Chad Germer, Dominic Daste and Cedric Cormier round out the list of new UNLV coaches from Montana.
Germer will man the offensive line, Daste will coach the tight ends and Cormier will lead the receivers. Cormier coached at Miami (Ohio) University last season after leaving Montana.
Hauck also announced that J.D. Williams would be UNLV's assistant head coach, pass defense coordinator and defensive backs coach. Williams coached at Utah in 2009 after spending seven years in the Pac-10 Conference.
"Most of these coaches bring with them Pac-10 or Mountain West Conference experience or ties," Hauck said. "I also have a strong history with all of them, which will translate into a smooth transition as we get going."
There are still two open slots on Hauck's coaching staff. But in the release, Hauck said filling those voids would not be an immediate priority.
Hauck and his staff will instead devote all of their energy to recruiting for the next month leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 3.