Nevada to name Mackay Stadium field after Chris Ault
[dropcap]N[/dropcap]evada will name the field at Mackay Stadium after legendary former head coach Chris Ault. The innovator of the Pistol offense, Ault stepped down in December after coaching the Wolf Pack for 28 seasons.
“I am deeply touched and very humbled,” Ault said. “What a great shared message for the community, players and coaches who made it all possible.”
The winningest coach in school history, Ault finished with a career record of 233-109-1. He guided the program from Division II to I-AA, then to I-A in 1992. Along the way, the Wolf Pack won 10 conference championships and made 16 postseason appearances, including 10 bowl games in 12 FBS seasons.
“Chris Ault has left an indelible footprint on the University of Nevada, Wolf Pack Athletics and college football, and it is only fitting that his name will grace the field on which he built that legacy of success and tradition,” Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth said.
“We are pleased that we can honor Coach Ault for his Hall of Fame career and service to the University in this lasting way.”