Jan 16, 2013 6:46 PM by Q2 Sports
LAS VEGAS - Former NFL quarterback and veteran college coach Timm Rosenbach has been hired as UNLV's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, head coach Bobby Hauck announced Wednesday.
An experienced play-caller, Rosenbach spent five years on the staff at his alma mater, Pac-12 Conference program Washington State, and another season overseeing the offense at New Mexico State.
"We're excited to have Timm join our staff," Hauck said. "I've known him for many years and coached against him on numerous occasions. Having tried to stop his offense as a defensive coach, I know he has good instincts and a really good feel on game day."
Rosenbach spent last year overseeing the offense at the University of Montana and had announced a move to Weber State after the season before accepting Hauck's offer to join the Rebels. Under Rosenbach in 2012, the Grizzlies finished 14th in the FCS in total offense with 452.3 yards a game. He also spent three seasons coaching at Eastern Washington, including running an offensive attack that led the nation in yards and scoring in 2001.
"I'm thrilled about the opportunity to not only work for Coach Hauck but also to be part of a program at UNLV that I believe is headed in the right direction," Rosenbach said. "I'm looking forward to coaching an offense that is exciting for fans and puts points on the scoreboard."
As a player, Rosenbach was a record-breaking Pac-10 quarterback and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1988. He set Washington State single-season records that year for total offense, passing yards and touchdowns and had the highest quarterback rating in the nation. He was a first round pick in the 1989 supplemental NFL draft, taken by the then-Phoenix Cardinals where he played three seasons. In his second season with the Cardinals, Rosenbach started all 16 games and threw for more than 3,000 yards and 16 touchdowns. Injuries cut short his professional playing career, which also included a season playing for Hamilton in the Canadian Football League.
Born Oct. 27, 1966, Rosenbach attended high school in Missoula before moving to Pullman, Wash., when his father, Lynn Rosenbach, became an assistant athletic director at Washington State. Rosenbach eventually earned his bachelor's degree in social sciences from WSU in 2005. He is married to former professional volleyball player Kim Exner and the couple has two daughters.
ROSENBACH'S COACHING EXPERIENCE
2013-SA UNLV -- offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
2012 Montana -- offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
2009 New Mexico State - offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
2003-07 Washington State - quarterbacks
2001-02 Eastern Washington -- offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
2000 Eastern Washington -- quarterbacks
1999 St. Ambrose University - quarterbacks, wide receivers