RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The University of Nevada, Reno and Wolf Pack Athletics are honoring the contributions that former football head coach Chris Ault has made to the athletics program by naming the field at Mackay Stadium after the College Hall of Fame inductee.
Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium will be unveiled at Nevada’s home opener vs. UC Davis on Sept. 7. The honor for Ault was announced at a news conference today.
The winningest coach in school history with a career record of 233-109-1 in 28 seasons, Ault guided Nevada from Division II to I-AA glory in the Big Sky Conference 1980s and early 90s, into I-A and the Big West Conference in 1992 and on to the Western Athletic Conference and the Mountain West Conference. He won 10 conference championships and took the Wolf Pack to postseason play 16 times, including 10 bowl games in 12 FBS seasons. He leaves a lasting legacy of accolades and contributions to the game, perhaps none of which greater than his creation of the Pistol offense in 2005, a scheme now employed by hundreds of teams at every level of football.
Details about the design and placement of the honor on the field as well as information about the celebration at Nevada’s home opener will be unveiled later this summer.