Chris Ault’s bio: Ault was a standout quarterback for the Nevada Wolf Pack from 1965-68. … He was the head football coach at Bishop Manogue High from 1969-71 and Reno High in 1972 and won a state title with the Miners in 1970. … Ault was an assistant coach at UNLV from 1973-75 and is a member of the Rebels Hall of Fame. … He became Nevada’s coach in 1976 and had three stints with the Wolf Pack, posting a 234-108-1 overall record and 133-53 conference mark in 28 seasons. … Ault’s Wolf Pack teams won 10 conference titles and he is a seven-time conference coach of the year. … Ault won the FCS’ Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year in 1991. … He led the Wolf Pack to the FCS title game in 1990. … Ault was named the Nevada football coach of the century in 1998 and the RGJ’s Northern Nevada Coach of the Century in 2000. … He served as Nevada’s athletic director from 1986-2004 and was a driving force behind the school’s Title IX implementation and facility improvements … He helped move the department from Division II to I-AA (Big Sky) to the FBS (Big West, WAC and Mountain West) during his tenures as AD and coach. … Ault led Nevada to a historic 2010 season in which the team went 13-1 and finished a program-best 11th in the nation. … Ault helped create college football’s overtime rules and was a revolutionary offensive mind who created the wide receiver screen in 1981 and Pistol formation in 2005. … He is the only FBS head coach to lead the nation in passing offense and rushing offense in separate seasons. … Ault served as a consultant for the NFL’s Chiefs and won an Italian Football League title with the Milan Rhinos in 2016 after an undefeated season. … He is in four Halls of Fame, including induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
Gabby Williams’ bio: The greatest women’s basketball player in Northern Nevada history, Williams was a phenom in high school. … As a sophomore, she averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals per game while leading Reed High to the large-class state championship while being named state player of the year. … She was averaging 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and seven blocks per game as a junior before suffering a season-ending torn ACL. … As a senior, she was averaging 19.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 4.2 steals and 1.6 blocks per game before tearing her ACL again. … Williams was selected for the McDonald’s All-American team during her senior season, becoming the third local and first female to win the honor out of Northern Nevada. … A five-star recruit, Williams committed to UConn where she won two national championships and reached four Final Fours. … The Huskies went 148-3 in her career. … She is one of five UConn players to record a triple-double. … In 2015, Williams was the American Athletic Conference Sixth Player of the Year and made the conference’s all-freshman team. … In 2017, she was the AAC Defensive Player of the Year, made All-AAC first team, earned AP second-team All-American honors, was first-team All-American by the WBCA and USBWA, was the WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year and made the All-NCAA Tournament Team. … In 2018, she was named first-team All-AAC and won the Lowe’s Senior Class Award, given to the nation’s student-athlete of the year in women’s basketball team. … Williams averaged 10.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game in her college career. … Williams was the No. 4 pick in the 2018 WNBA draft, the highest of any local player. … She has played two seasons for the Chicago Sky, averaging 6.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. … In 2019, she played for Spar Citylift Uni Girona and won the Spanish League Championship. … Williams was a two-time Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year in track and field. … She won four individual state titles during her prep track and field career, which was only two years due to injury. … At age 15, she was the youngest competitor in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials and cleared 6 feet, 2.25 inches in the high jump, the sixth best for a high school athlete and tying Amy Acuff’s 21-year-old top mark for a high school sophomore. She earned an alternate spot for the 2012 Olympics.