Kris Cinkovich, formerly the wide receivers coach at Arkansas and UNLV, has been hired as Idaho's offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, according to multiple reports. Cinkovich coached last season at Arkansas with Paul Petrino, the Vandals' new coach, and played at Carroll College with Bobby Petrino, Paul's brother. His teams at Carroll were coached by Bob Petrino Sr. He also spent two years as a player at Spokane Falls Community College (1979-1980).
Cinkovich was named one of the nation's top 50 recruiters by 247Sports.com in February. He spent three seasons with the Razorbacks after six seasons at UNLV. This is his first coordinator job. He led Las Vegas High to a state title in 2003.
This past season Cinkovich made $214,800 at Arkansas. In 2011, Idaho paid offensive coordinator Steve Axman $130,000. The salary for Jason Gesser, who replaced Axman for one season, was never disclosed.
Cinkovich's reported hiring means the Vandals have let go receivers coach Mike Levenseller, who spent one season in Moscow after being dismissed after a long coaching career at Washington State.