Regents OK hiring Vegas high school coach for UNLV

LAS VEGAS (AP) Nevada university regents have approved hiring Bishop Gorman High School's Tony Sanchez as UNLV's new head coach.

Sanchez was signed to a four-year contract paying him $500,000 plus bonuses.

University officials announced the11-0 vote on Tuesday, days after Sanchez was named to the job by UNLV President Donald Snyder and athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy.

UNLV becomes one of a small number of Division I schools to hire a head coach directly from the high school ranks.

The 40-year-old Sanchez was 85-5 in six years at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, the top-ranked high school team in the country.

He replaces Bobby Hauck, who resigned in November after compiling a 15-49 record in five seasons at UNLV.

The Rebels were 2-11 overall this year and 1-7 in the Mountain West Conference.

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