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Ken Wilson fired after two seasons as Nevada head coach

Ken Wilson has been let go just two years after he was hired as the head coach at Nevada. The Wolfpack went 2-10 in each of the two seasons under Wilson, who had previously spent nineteen seasons on staff with the program over two stints (1989-98 and 2006-12).

“After an extensive review of the Nevada football program, I have decided to make a leadership change. I would like to thank Ken for his dedication and service to Nevada Athletics and to our student athletes,” AD Stephanie Rempe said. “This is not a decision I take lightly, as I know the ripple effect on so many people with a decision like this. For more than two decades Ken and his family have been and will continue to be an integral part of this community and the Wolf Pack.”

Wilson won his first two games in 2022 but then went on a 16-game losing streak (including two losses to FCS teams) that finally ended in October 2023 with a 6-0 victory at San Diego State. The Wolfpack beat New Mexico at home a week later but went on to lose their final four games of the season to finish 2-10 once again. Those were the only two MWC victories of Wilson’s tenure.

Rempe became AD at Nevada in July of 2022 and was not involved in the December 2021 hiring of Wilson, who had spent the previous two seasons at Oregon and was the Ducks’ co-DC in 2021.


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