UNLV Pioneer: Jerry Tarkanian

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Legendary basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian built up UNLV’s Runnin’ Rebels team and ignited enthusiasm for their trademark style of play. He took the team to four Final Fours and brought home the national championship in 1990.

Tarkanian coached the Runnin’ Rebels from 1973 to 1992. He was nicknamed “Tark the Shark” and UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center, which was built during his tenure, was known as the Shark Tank.

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