Former Pack standout Vai Taua returns to Reno as analyst on special teams.
A top prep player out of California’s central valley, Viney went on to UCLA and later played at New Mexico State. He’s earned three collegiate degrees, including a master’s in administrative leadership from Oklahoma.
Viney comes to the Wolf Pack after a four-year stint at Oklahoma, where began as a graduate assistant and then spent two seasons as a special teams quality control coach for the Sooners.
While at Oklahoma, Viney worked with a pair of NFL Draft picks in Aaron Colvin and Zack Sanchez, as well as Jordan Thomas, who was an first-team all-conference selection for the Sooners in 2015.
A four-time scholar-athlete out of Fresno’s Edison High School, Viney went on to play at UCLA. He was named the Bruins scout team player of the year as a true freshman and would go on to be a team captain and a three-time honor roll member and letter winner.
After graduating with a degree in history, Viney transferred to New Mexico State to play his senior season. He would later earn a master’s degree in communications from NMSU.
2017 – Nevada, cornerbacks
2015-16 – Oklahoma, special teams quality control
2013-14 – Oklahoma, graduate assistant
2012 – Central High School (Fresno, Calif.), defensive backs