Former Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault is best known as the innovator of the Pistol Offense, but it was his time at Nevada that made him a household name. Now that he has moved on from the Wolf Pack to focus on his new job as a consultant with the Kansas City Chiefs, Ault is being honored by his alma mater.
Nevada-Reno president Marc Johnson announced that the team’s home, Mackay Stadium, will have it’s name changed to honor Ault.
From here on out, the field will be known as Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium.
“I was always blessed at this University but my biggest blessing was always my family,” Ault said during a press conference at the university. “Though there is only one name on the field, I’m hoping it reflects a University and community that supported us, and players and coaches who did so much for our program. This is not about one person.”
There is no one more deserving of the honor than 233-109-1.
During his time as a player, administrator or coach, Ault spent 41 of the past 48 years with the Nevada Wolf Pack.
When it comes to Nevada football, there is no one that means more to the program than Ault. He helped build the program and he helped create one of the most entertaining offenses. Congratulations to Ault for all that he was able to do during his time at Nevada and best of luck at his new gig in the NFL.