Longtime Nevada Wolf Pack head coach and creator of the Pistol Offense Chris Ault announced his decision to step down as head coach yesterday. The decision, which was effective immediately, ends Ault’s 28-year head coaching stint with the Wolf Pack.
“Wolf Pack football has firmly established a blueprint for success that can be sustained,” Ault said when announcing that he would step down.
During Ault’s time as head coach, he racked up a 233-109-1 record. He led the Wolf Pack to five conference championships and eight straight bowl game berths (10 total).
It comes as no surprise that Ault was voted in to the College Fooball Hall of Fame back in 2002.
“Chris Ault truly has been Nevada Football for more than 40 years,” athletic director Cary Groth said. “He has left an indelible footprint on not only the football program, but the University as well. His legacy is one of success, honor and tradition. There is a reason that he is in the Hall of Fame and was one of the youngest coaches ever inducted. I know I speak for the entire community in congratulating – and sincerely thanking – Coach for his honorable service to college football and our University.”
The Wolf Pack announced they will begin a national search to find their next head coach and that they hope the search to identify Ault’s replacement moves quickly.