RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada coach Brian Polian has completed his on-field coaching staff with the hiring of an NFL veteran to coach cornerbacks.

Ricky Thomas comes to Nevada after coaching last season at Georgia State and 15 seasons before that in the NFL.

Thomas coached the defensive front at George State in 2012. Before that, he spent 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, including eight as the tight ends coach.

He previously spent five seasons with Tony Dungy in Tampa Bay, coaching the Buccaneers' tight ends for three seasons. He has coached in two Super Bowls, winning a ring with the Colts in 2007.

Thomas was a four-year starter at safety at Alabama, where he earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.

He and his wife, Kimberly, have two children.