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Nebraska Releases Details of Athletic Director Trev Alberts’ Contract

August 20, 2021

Nebraska released the details of new athletic director Trev Alberts’ contract on Friday, which includes additional details on his salary and bonuses.

Alberts—who signed his contract with Nebraska on July 14 and began work five days later—will make $800,000 per year in his standard salary. He will be able to make that up with a series of bonus opportunities, including a retention bonus of $500,000 that will be paid to Alberts if he remains as Nebraska’s athletic director through July 18, 2026. If he is fired prior to that date, he’ll receive a prorated amount of that bonus. If he voluntarily resigns, he will forfeit any of the retention bonus.

In addition to the retention bonus, Alberts will also receive a bonus for the Nebraska athletic department’s two-year performance on the Academic Progress Rate. The maximum for this bonus is $110,000.

Nebraska’s performance in the Directors’ Cup standings will be another place for Alberts’ to earn up to another $220,000 in bonus money. He will receive $160,000 if Nebraska finishes between 26th and 30th in the standings. He will receive $180,000 if the Huskers finish between 21st and 25th, $200,000 between 16th and 20th, and $220,000 for a finish in the top 15.

Nebraska finished 35th in the Directors’ Cup standings for the 2020-21 school year. The Huskers have not finished within the top 30 since 2015-16. Alberts’ bonus structure surrounding the Directors’ Cup has a bigger payout than Moos’ contract, which capped out at $137,500 for a top-15 finish.

Alberts will also receive bonuses based on football’s performance, which mirrors the bonuses in Moos’ contract. Alberts will receive $100,00 if Nebraska wins the Big Ten title and $150,000 if it wins the College Football Playoff.

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