Legacy

Dick Trachok remained a valuable contributor to Wolf Pack Athletics even after retirement.  In 2013 he was recognized as a Distinguished Nevadan by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

 

Trachok was replaced by Chris Ault as the Wolf Pack’s athletic director.  In the following clips, Trachok discusses his decision to retire from the position of athletics director and his replacements.

 

Shown with former athletics director, Cary Groth, and current University president Marc Johnson, Trachok was honored for his service to Wolf Pack Athletics at the 2011 Hall of Fame football game.

Shown with former athletics director, Cary Groth, and current University president Marc Johnson, Trachok was honored for his service to Wolf Pack Athletics at the 2011 Hall of Fame football game.

Trachok had many successes during his tenure as athletics director.  Here he discusses some of his most memorable successes and what he wishes he could have done better for the athletics programs.

 

Trachok was presented with a championship ring from Nevada's 2010 Western Athletic Conference title run at that Hall of Fame game.

Trachok was presented with a championship ring from Nevada’s 2010 Western Athletic Conference title run at that Hall of Fame game.

 

In the following clips, Trachok talks about he and his wife receiving the Distinguished Nevadan award and the community celebration held for them.

 

Trachok and his wife, Fran, were honored for their service to the University of Nevada in 2013 when they were named Distinguished Nevadans by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.  That is the most prestigious award conferred by the Board of Regents.

Trachok and his wife, Fran, were honored for their service to the University of Nevada in 2013 when they were named Distinguished Nevadans by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. That is the most prestigious award conferred by the Board of Regents.

Trachok was instrumental in the planning and construction of Lawlor Events Center in 1964.  In the following clip, he talks about his role in the building and naming of the stadium.

 

Nevada broke ground in 1981 and opened Lawlor Events Center in 1983.  The arena was named for former athletics director Jake Lawlor, who was Trachok's mentor and friend.

Nevada broke ground in 1981 and opened Lawlor Events Center in 1983. The arena was named for former athletics director Jake Lawlor, who was Trachok’s mentor and friend.

Full interviews can be accessed here.