Wayne Nunnely

Wayne Nunnely
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1952-03-29) March 29, 1952
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
1972 UNLV
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975 Valley HS (NV) (assistant)
1976 UNLV (GA)
1977–1978 Cal Poly Pomona (assistant)
1979 Cal State Fullerton (DL)
1980–1981 Pacific (CA) (RB)
1982–1985 UNLV (RB)
1986–1989 UNLV
1991–1992 USC (RB)
1993–1994 UCLA (DL)
1995–1996 New Orleans Saints (DL)
1997–2008 San Diego Chargers (DL)
2009–2011 Denver Broncos (DL)
Head coaching record
Overall 19–25

Wayne Nunnely (born March 29, 1952) is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from 1986 to 1989. He was later an assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL) with the New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, and Denver Broncos.[1]

Playing career

Nunnely played high school football at Monrovia High School in Monrovia, California. Nunnely played college football at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where he was a fullback.

Coaching career

On April 23, 1986, Nunnely was named interim head coach at UNLV after Harvey Hyde was dismissed due to disciplinary issues surrounding his players. Nunnely had been an assistant coach on Hyde's staff.[2]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UNLV Rebels (Pacific Coast Athletic Association / Big West Conference) (1986–1989)
1986 UNLV 6–5 3–4 T–4th
1987 UNLV 5–6 4–3 T–2nd
1988 UNLV 4–7 3–4 T–5th
1989 UNLV 4–7 3–4 5th
UNLV: 19–25 13–15
Total: 19–25


  1. Klis, Mike (May 14, 2012). "Broncos' Wayne Nunnely, longtime assistant coach, retires from NFL". The Denver Post. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  2. "SPORTS PEOPLE; Las Vegas Coach Out". The New York Times. April 24, 1986. Retrieved October 27, 2013.

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