Nebraska hoped to have a replacement shortly after former Athletic Director Bill Moos announced his retirement and left office on June 30. Then a national search took place, led by UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green. In the end, the Huskers filled their vacant AD chair with a former player from their own backyard.
Trev Alberts will be the next Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska.
Join us in welcoming back one of our own to the Big Red Family:
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) July 14, 2021
Green, alongside Nebraska system President Ted Carter, will introduce Alberts at a press conference on Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT. The event will be live-streamed on Huskers.com.
Alberts joins the program as one of the most decorated former players in Husker football history. He won the Butkus Award following a 1993 season that saw him put up 21 tackles for loss and 15 sacks. He was an All-American during his time at Nebraska and later a first-round draft selection into the NFL. Recently, Alberts has been the athletic director at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Serving in that role for 12 years, Alberts oversaw the move of UNO athletics up to Division I, but that move meant cutting football and wrestling from the athletic department 10 years ago. He was a name on everyone’s mind each of the last two times the Huskers have had an opening in the AD chair, but was passed over in 2012 for Shawn Eichorst and then again in 2017 when Nebraska tapped Moos.
His hiring comes just one week before Big Ten Media Days are set to take place in Indianapolis. Alberts will join his new football coach, Scott Frost, on that trip and meet with league leaders as well as other athletic directors.
The hope is that Alberts can help smooth relations between Nebraska and the rest of the league. It’s no secret that in the last few years, Nebraska has ruffled feathers of those throughout the conference’s leadership and membership.
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.