Today marks the first day official day of the Bill Moos era as Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska. Moos replaces former athletic director Shawn Eichorst, who was fired on Sep. 21, and interim Dave Rimington, who was hired on Sep. 26 to serve in an interim capacity.
When Moos was hired, Chancellor Ronnie Green talked a lot about Moos being the right “fit” for Nebraska.
“Knowing Nebraska, fit is extremely important here, even more so than perhaps a lot of other places,” Green said. “When we met Bill Moos and we talked to him, it was so apparent that the fit to Nebraska was right.”
Today in his first public act as Athletic Director, Moos sent this email out to season ticket holders, introducing himself. He conveyed the message of being “honored” by leading this athletic department and is welcoming stories of what makes being a Husker fan special to fans.
Dear Husker Fan,
I feel honored to write to you today as I begin my new role of leading Husker Athletics. It is an incredible opportunity for me and my family to be part of an athletic program with the tradition of the University of Nebraska. My motto throughout my time as a Division I athletic director has always been very simple—Honor the Past, Live the Present, Create the Future. There is no better place in the country to live out that mission than the University of Nebraska.
Throughout my time in athletics, beginning as a football player at Washington State through my career as an athletic administrator, I have always had great respect and admiration for the University of Nebraska. This is a prestigious University known throughout the country for winning at the highest levels and doing so in the right way.
Perhaps most importantly, Nebraska is known for having fans like you who are second to none in their passion, loyalty and knowledge of all our teams. In all of my stops throughout my career, I have been committed to a team approach, and the fans will always be a key component of that team concept.
My wife Kendra and I are newcomers to the state of Nebraska, but we feel our background and personality will be a great fit with this university. We can’t wait to be a part of the Sea of Red and as we prepare for our first Husker events, we would like to hear your stories of what makes being a Husker fan special for you and your family.
I am so excited to get started and look forward to attending my first Husker event at Senior Night for our soccer team on Wednesday night.
Go Big Red!
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.