Jake Rothschiller was promoted to the full-time staff in January of 2022, and he currently serves as linebackers coach. He originally joined UNM’s staff as a defensive graduate assistant in 2018 after a four-year career as a safety.
Rothschiller joined the Lobos in 2014 as a walk-on and redshirted. He eventually worked his way into a starting position as a safety. He was named both defensive and team MVP in 2017, winning both the Colonel H.J. Golightly Award and the Bill Brannin Award. He also served as a captain that year, voted on by his teammates. His 91-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 2017 opener garnered him Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week honors.
He served as a graduate assistant for the past four seasons, a natural extension for a player that everyone from the coaching staff to even media referred to as a “coach on the field”. Handling the linebackers will not be new to Rothschiller. Since 2020, he has worked hand-in-hand with Long, coaching the linebackers and breaking down film.