|Born||March 4, 1966|
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
|1986||Orange Coast College|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1992–1996||Los Angeles Valley College (QB/WR)|
|1997–1998||Cal State Northridge (OC/QB/WR)|
|2015–2016||Idaho State (WR)|
|Head coaching record|
Robert Alan Phenicie (born March 4, 1966) is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head coach at Idaho State University. He was named the head coach in March 2017. Phenicie's other coaching stops took him to the University of Memphis, UCLA, Los Angeles Valley College, Cal State Northridge, the University of Montana and UNLV.
In 2003, Phenicie joined the Montana coaching staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He helped Head Coach Bobby Hauck lead the Grizzlies to three National Championship game appearances.
In 2010, he made his second stop at UNLV. This time, Phenicie stayed five years. He was the offensive coordinator in 2010 and 2011, coached the quarterbacks from 2010–2012, and coached the tight ends in 2013 and 2014.
Phenicie then joined the Idaho State coaching staff as the assistant head coach for offense and wide receivers coach in 2015. Following the 2016 season, Phenicie was promoted to offensive coordinator, but soon after left to take a position on the Northern Iowa coaching staff. A week later, Idaho State head coach, Mike Kramer, retired. The next day, a week before spring practices were set to begin, Phenicie was named the head coach at Idaho State.
Phenicie's original contract was a two-year deal, and made him the head coach for the 2017 season, and guaranteed that he would remain on staff as at least the offensive coordinator in the second year. In December 2017, Phenicie was rewarded with a new contract, nearly doubling his salary, and making him the permanent head coach.
Phenicie began his college playing career as a tight end at Nebraska in 1984. He then transferred to Orange Coast College for a year, and then moved on to Memphis. He played in 11 games and caught four passes for 50 yards in 1987 for the Tigers.
Phenicie received his bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Memphis in 1989 and his master's degree in Athletic Administration from the University of Memphis in 1991. He and his wife, Jennifer, have one daughter, Meghen.
Head coaching record
|Idaho State Bengals (Big Sky Conference) (2017–present)|
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