Timm Rosenbach

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Timm Rosenbach is officially Montana’s next offensive coordinator, Montana Athletics confirmed via press release on Wednesday evening.

Rosenbach was previously the head coach at Division II Adams State for the past three seasons. He resigned from that post in December.

"Timm brings a wealth of experience and a long, distinguished football background. Our players will benefit from being around him every day," head coach Bobby Hauck said in a news release. "Coach Rosy has a complete and intimate understanding of what we want to do and what we need to do here at Montana. He is a good person and a great football coach."

Rosenbach added: "You don't take a job like this if you're not ready to bow up and compete. I'm excited to be working for a guy I have a tremendous amount of respect for at a place I think is second to none. As a competitor, what else would you want from the expectations and level of competition here at Montana?"

Rosenbach coached alongside Hauck at UNLV. Rosenbach was Hauck’s offensive coordinator for two seasons from 2013-14.

The combo of Rosenbach and Hauck was a big reason why quarterback Dalton Sneed is transferring to Montana. The two, especially Rosenbach, recruited him to play at UNLV. 

"Coach Rosy's a phenomenal coach and a phenomenal guy,” Sneed told 406mtsports.com in a December interview. “He kept track of me while he was the head coach at Adams State. He followed me and when I made the decision to leave UNLV, he would message me and say, ‘Hey, keep your head up, keep working hard. I know what kind of athlete you are. You're going to be successful in whatever you do.’

“He followed me this year at Fort Scott and it just so happens that one thing led to another and he ends up at Montana and we're on the phone talking to each other again. That was very cool how that worked out."

Rosenbach previously coached at Montana as well. He was the offensive coordinator under Mick Delaney in 2012.

"Once you're in Missoula, it's always in your blood. It's a cool place, the people are awesome, and the football is some of the best anywhere," Rosenbach said in the release. "Very seldom in your adult life do you get an opportunity to come back to a place you love so much and get a chance to work to try to make the place better."

Rosenbach lived in Missoula for a few years during his childhood in the 1980s when his dad was an assistant coach.

He played at Washington State from 1986 to 1988. He was a Heisman finalist in 1988, finishing seventh in the voting as a junior.

He was drafted in the 1989 NFL supplemental draft by the Phoenix Cardinals and started all 16 games for the Cardinals in his second season in the league.

Rosenbach got his start in coaching at St. Ambrose, an NAIA program, as its quarterbacks coach in 1999.

He was hired at Eastern Washington the following season to coach the Eagles' quarterbacks. Rosenbach was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2001 and kept that position until 2002.

Rosenbach went back to his alma mater to coach the quarterbacks from 2003-07 before accepting the offensive coordinator job at New Mexico State from 2008-09.

Amie Just covers Griz football for the Missoulian, among other things. Follow her on Twitter @Amie_Just or email her at Amie.Just@406mtsports.com.

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