RENO, NV -- Nevada football coach Chris Ault has won a two-year contract extension after guiding the Wolf Pack to a 13-1 record and the No. 11 ranking last season.
The Nevada Board of Regents on Friday approved adding two years to Ault's current contract, which has another year left. The contract now runs through the 2013 season.
The 64-year-old Ault had earned a base annual salary of $443,092, plus performance bonuses.
While his contract calls for a $25,000 annual salary increase, the veteran coach decided to forfeit the increase in the coming year and voluntarily accept a 4.8 percent salary reduction along with other university faculty and staff on the portion of his salary covered by state funds.
That means his salary starting July 1 will be $435,119 instead of $476,065.
During the 2010 season Ault lead the Wolfpack to its biggest win ever when they defeated Boise State 34-31 in overtime, back in November. It was the Broncos only loss of the season and ended any possibility of a national title shot.
BSU and Nevada will meet again in the fall of 2011 on October 1st in Boise.
Nevada will join Boise State in the Mountain West Conference to begin the 2012 school year.