Timm Rosenbach
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
ConferenceBig Sky
Biographical details
Born (1966-10-27) October 27, 1966 (age 55)
Everett, Washington
Playing career
1986–1988Washington State
1989–1992Phoenix Cardinals
1994Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1995New Orleans Saints
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999St. Ambrose (QB)
2000Eastern Washington (assistant)
2001–2002Eastern Washington (OC/QB)
2003–2007Washington State (QB)
2009New Mexico State (OC)
2012Montana (OC)
2013–2014UNLV (OC)
2015–2017Adams State
2018–presentMontana (OC)

Timm Lane Rosenbach (born October 27, 1966) is an American college football coach and former professional gridiron football player. Rosenbach was the head football coach at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, taking the position at the Division II school in December 2014 and remaining there until he resigned in December 2017 to become the offensive coordinator at Montana.[1] He played from 1989 until 1995 in the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League (CFL). Rosenbach attended Washington State University and was selected in the first round of the 1989 NFL supplemental draft.

Rosenbach became a coach after his retirement from the NFL, and he was hired in 1999 by NAIA school St. Ambrose University to be its quarterbacks coach. He has since gone on to work at other schools, including spending four years at his alma mater as its quarterbacks coach.

Early years

Born in Everett, Washington, Rosenbach's father Lynn was a high school and college football coach, and the family lived in a number of locations.[2] While Lynn was an assistant coach for three seasons at the University of Montana in Missoula,[3] Timm attended Hellgate High School for two years. Lynn was hired by the athletic department at Washington State University in 1983, and the family moved that summer to Pullman;[2] Rosenbach attended Pullman High School for two years and graduated in 1985. Although a quarterback as a sophomore at Hellgate, he was a halfback during his first season in Pullman, then returned to quarterback for the Greyhounds as a senior.[4] He was also nationally ranked in the javelin throw.[5][6]

College career

After high school, Rosenbach played college football in Pullman for the hometown Washington State Cougars. He redshirted in 1985 and played three seasons, 1986 through 1988. Rosenbach led the nation in passing efficiency his junior year in 1988 under head coach Dennis Erickson. Following Erickson's departure after two seasons for Miami in early 1989, Rosenbach skipped his fifth-year senior season on the Palouse to enter the NFL supplemental draft.[7] He finished seventh in the 1988 Heisman Trophy voting.[8]

He is a 2005 graduate of Washington State University, which has produced several other NFL quarterbacks, including Jack Thompson, Mark Rypien, Drew Bledsoe, Ryan Leaf, Jason Gesser, Alex Brink, Jeff Tuel, Luke Falk, Gardner Minshew and Anthony Gordon.

Professional career

Rosenbach was selected with the second pick of the 1989 NFL Supplemental Draft by the Phoenix Cardinals. After seeing spot duty his rookie year in 1989, he started all 16 games in 1990, taking every offensive snap for the Cardinals. He threw for 3,098 yards, 16 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, with a 54.2 completion percentage.

Rosenbach started one year for the team before injuries prematurely ended his career. He attempted a comeback with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL and the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Upon his return to the NFL, he signed with the New Orleans Saints, but had to miss the season because of a ruptured disc in his back. He also missed the 1991 season with the Cardinals because of a knee injury suffered in training camp.

Coaching career

Rosenbach was the quarterbacks coach and offensive play caller at Washington State University from 2003 to 2007 under head coach Bill Doba. In February 2012, he was hired as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Montana, under head coach Robin Pflugrad,[9] who was replaced by Mick Delaney prior to the start of the season.

On November 21, 2012, Rosenbach was named offensive coordinator at Weber State University. Less than two months later on January 16, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV )announced Rosenbach as the new offensive coordinator.[10]

On December 22, 2014, Adams State University announced Rosenbach as the Grizzlies' new head coach. He resigned that position on December 6, 2017, and returned to Montana as offensive coordinator.


Rosenbach is married to former professional volleyball player Kim Exner. They have two daughters, born in 2007 and 2009. Prior to his final season at WSU, Rosenbach's father Lynn died at age 53 in July 1988.[11][12]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Adams State Grizzlies (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (2015–2017)
2015 Adams State 3–8 3–6 T–7th
2016 Adams State 2–8 2–8 10th
2017 Adams State 4–7 4–6 T–6th
Adams State: 9–23 9–20
Total: 9–23

See also


  1. ^ "Timm Rosenbach Takes over as Head Coach for Adams State Football".
  2. ^ a b Pierce, Oliver. "Hall of Fame calls Rosenbach". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. July 9, 1987.
  3. ^ "Montana hires grid assistant". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 4, 1980. p. 26.
  4. ^ Ramsdell, Paul (November 11, 1984). "Pullman overpowers Othello in Class AA playoff opener". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 3C.
  5. ^ Taylor, Kevin (November 6, 1984). "The Natural". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  6. ^ Blanchette, John (July 17, 1985). "They're growing up fast". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C4.
  7. ^ "Sports People; Passing to Pros". New York Times. March 5, 1989. Retrieved October 24, 2008.
  8. ^ Weaver, Dan (March 4, 1989). "It's official: Rosenbach will leave". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B1.
  9. ^ Neighbor, Fritz (February 22, 2012). "Griz peg Rosenbach as offensive coordinator". Missoulian.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  10. ^ "Hauck names Timm Rosenbach offensive coordinator". UNLV Athletics. January 16, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Assistant athletic director dies at 53". Idahonian. (Moscow). July 1, 1988. p. 8A.
  12. ^ "Rosenbach honored". Idahonian. (Moscow). June 2, 1989. p. 2B.