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Nev. Names Football Field After Ex-Coach Ault

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File photo of former Nevada Reno Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

File photo of former Nevada Reno Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada is honoring its longtime, former football coach by putting his name on the stadium.

Nevada president Marc Johnson announced on Wednesday the home of the Wolf Pack will now be called Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium.

The new field will be officially christened at the Wolf Pack’s home opener against UC Davis on Sept. 7.

Ault retired in December after 28 years as Nevada’s coach. He played quarterback for the Wolf Pack in the mid-1960s and also served as athletic director.

Ault won 10 league titles in three different conferences and posted a career record of 233-109-1. He’s credited with creating the Pistol offensive formation and recently was hired by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs as a consultant.

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