Nevada Football Coach Chris Ault Receives Two-Year Extension

Nevada football coach Chris Ault has received a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season.

The Nevada Board of Regents approved the deal on Friday for Ault, who has coached Nevada off and on for a total of 26 seasons. He guided the Wolf Pack to a 13-1 record last season and they've landed in bowl games the last six seasons.

"Wolf Pack football had an incredible season last year, one that put the program on the national radar and energized our community of Wolf Pack fans," athletic director Cary Groth said. "Coach Ault is an experienced, successful coach, and he remains the right person to lead this program."

Ault's current contract ends June 30, 2012. His new contract calls for a $25,000 annual salary increase, but Ault has indicated his decision to forgo the increase in the coming year and to voluntarily incur a 4.8 percent salary reduction on the portion of his salary funded through the State of Nevada's budget allocation to the university.

With the voluntary adjustments, Ault's salary for the fiscal year 2012 will be $435,119, of which $158,131 represents state funds.

"In light of our statewide troubled economy and the cuts many of our state workers are enduring, I felt it was important to share in the reductions," Ault said. "I appreciate the support of president Johnson and Cary, and look forward to the continued building of our football tradition and success."

In other Nevada news, head women's basketball coach Jane Albright received a five-year extension.

For more on Nevada football, check out Mountain West Connection.

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