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UNLV names Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo new head coach

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 13:09:27-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The UNLV Rebels have hired Oregon Ducks offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo as their next head football coach.

Arroyo, 39, comes to UNLV after spending the past three seasons at Oregon, in what will be his first head coaching position.

"UNLV Athletics is a department on the rise, and my family and I are thrilled to be a part of the Rebel family during this special time," said Arroyo.

The 39-year-old previously served as Oklahoma State's running backs coach, and also held previous positions with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Southern Mississippi, Cal and other schools.

Arroyo replaces Tony Sanchez, after the two parted ways earlier this year.

The Rebels are set to play at the new Allegiant Stadium in 2020, which they will share with the NFL's Raiders.

"The opportunity to train, practice, and compete in some of the country's best facilities in one of the world's most vibrant cities cannot be understated. We will work tirelessly to elevate UNLV Football to the championship-caliber program that it is positioned to be," Arroyo said.

Arroyo will be formally introduced to the Las Vegas community on Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Fertitta Football Complex’s Gaughan Family Dining Hall.