Ault's agent, Bob LaMonte, confirmed the news. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is also one of LaMonte's clients.
Ault invented the pistol offense which generally lines the quarterback up just a few yards behind center, which is closer than the shotgun formation, which has the quarterback five to seven yards behind the center. Ault, 66, coached at Nevada for 28 seasons and was the athletic director there as well. He stepped down last December.