Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 | 2:05 a.m.
The UNLV athletic director search committee began getting down to business less than 24 hours after its first meeting.
On Wednesday, one of its first overtures was made to South Point Arena director Steve Stallworth, a former UNLV quarterback who backed up Randall Cunningham and has worked in the Rebels’ athletic department.
The committee of about a dozen – chaired by Gerry Bomotti, a UNLV vice president of finance and business – met for the first time late Tuesday afternoon in a room in the Student Union for about 90 minutes.
At least one person from the group nominated Stallworth, and Bomotti, sources said, rang him with the news Wednesday in a brief telephone conversation to begin his formal application process.
The group plans to form a pool of candidates to replace Mike Hamrick as the permanent AD by Nov. 30.
UNLV President Neal Smatresk wants to see that priority list Dec. 1, but Bomotti said Smatresk will be flexible and consider applicants for a few days after that date.
Longtime UNLV administrator Jerry Koloskie has been the interim AD since Hamrick left in July, and he and MAACO Las Vegas Bowl director Tina Kunzer-Murphy figure to be in the pool.
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