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New 3-year deal for UNLV coach Hauck approved

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UNLV Rebels head coach Bobby Hauck, while appearing on the Reb Zone Sports Show. (FOX5) UNLV Rebels head coach Bobby Hauck, while appearing on the Reb Zone Sports Show. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The Nevada Board of Regents approved a raise under a new deal that would lock in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas head football coach through 2016.

The school said Bobby Hauck will earn $700,000 per season for the next three football seasons. The board gave the OK on Hauck's deal on Friday.

The new contract also includes undisclosed bonus incentives.

Hauck is credited with the Rebels' return to a postseason bowl game after 13 years. Hauck's team faced University of North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1.

"Bobby Hauck is building this program the right way and we saw proof of that last season in leading us to the Heart of Dallas Bowl," UNLV Director of Athletics Tina Kunzer-Murphy said. "UNLV football reached multiple milestones in 2013 and this extension shows our university's commitment to Coach Hauck and his staff as they continue to move us to the next level."

The team finished with a 7-6 overall record in its 2013 campaign. Other season highlights include UNLV capturing the Fremont Cannon in a win over rival University of Nevada, Reno. It was the Rebels first win over UNR since 2004.

Hauck, who was first hired in 2009, earned $500,000 per year in his first four years.

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