Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 | 8:52 p.m.
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Mike Bradeson, who spent the last 15 years as an assistant football coach at UNLV, was hired Friday as the secondary coach at in-state rival Nevada-Reno.
Bradeson joined coach Jeff Horton's staff in 1996 at UNLV and was retained by head coaches John Robinson and Mike Sanford in becoming the most-tenured coach in program history.
Sanford and all of his assistants, however, were fired after the Rebels went 5-7 in 2009.
This is Bradeson's second stint at UNR. He served in several capacities, including secondary coach, special-teams coach and recruiting coordinator, from 1986 to 1991.
"Whenever you come to a new job, there is a lot of excitement," Bradeson said in a statement. "But even more so with me here because I have a lot of familiarity with the town and the campus and especially this football program."
Bradeson, who worked with future NFL players Kevin Thomas, Sam Brandon and Eric Wright at UNLV, will be asked to upgrade a UNR secondary that struggled in 2009.
Nevada-Reno allowed 297.8 passing yards per game last year, which ranked 119th out of 120 Football Bowl Subdivision programs. In a 45-10 loss to SMU in the Hawaii Bowl last month, SMU freshman quarterback Kyle Padron passed for a school record 460 yards.
"I am thrilled to have Mike Bradeson here and he is going to be a great addition to our staff," UNR defensive coordinator Andy Buh said in a statement. "His presence here eases my mind on our secondary and allows me to fully take control of this defense."
UNLV also added to its coaching staff Friday. New coach Bobby Hauck filled one of two vacancies by hiring former Louisville assistant Brent Myers to coach the Rebels' tight ends.
Dominic Daste, who was announced as UNLV tight end coach earlier this week, will be assigned to work with the running backs.
Myers spent the last three years at Louisville as the offensive line coach and running game coordinator. Prior to his stint at Louisville, Myers spent three years coaching at Arizona State. In 2003, he was the assistant head coach at Utah.
Hauck still has one full-time coaching position to fill, which will more than likely be a defensive-line coach.
Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected].