Hall of Fame football coach to receive contract extension at Nevada

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Updated: 2/23/2012 5:04 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MYNews4.com) - The University of Nevada and Hall of Fame football coach Chris Ault have agreed upon a new two-year contract extension that will keep Ault at Nevada through the 2015 season, athletics director Cary Groth announced today.

“We are very fortunate to have Chris as our football coach and it’s important to have the consistency he brings as we transition to the Mountain West and beyond,” Groth said. “He consistently brings winning seasons, bowl game appearances and national recognition to our program, especially with the Pistol offense.

Ault boasts a career record of 223-106-1 in 27 seasons at Nevada and is the only active coach in the College Football Hall of Fame. He is tied for the second in terms of most wins amongst active coaches with Mack Brown of Texas and trails only Frank Beamer (252) of Virginia Tech. The innovative Pistol offense that he created in 2005 is now widely used at all levels of football, including the NFL.

The extension of Ault’s current contract is pending Board of Regents approval and it will be submitted to the regents in June. 

A University of Nevada graduate, Ault will begin his 28th season as Nevada’s head coach this fall. The most winning coach in school history, he has won nine conference titles in his career, including Western Athletic Conference titles in 2005 and 2010, and has taken the Wolf Pack to 15 postseason appearances with nine eight bowl appearances, including the last seven in a row.

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