October 1, 2014
Nevada's Chris Ault was named one of the 10 best "Bang for Buck" coaches in college football by ESPN.
Travis Haney lists Ault second overall, right behind Boise State's Chris Petersen. Ault is making $438,952 at Nevada this season. He has won 226 games during his 27 seasons as head coach.
Here's what Haney wrote about Ault:
"Ault, the author of the pistol offense, has been at Nevada since 1976, when it was a Division II school. He stepped aside to solely serve as the school's AD from 1995 until the Wolf Pack joined the WAC in 2004. Then he wanted back into coaching."
"The program had been to five bowls to that point; it has currently been to seven straight, under Ault, 65, with the new tie-ins. Who would understand the demands of the budget like Ault, who was the AD for nearly two decades? And so Nevada gets quite the deal at a half."