A former linebacker for the Nebraska football team has been trusted to lead the entirety of Nebraska athletics as Trev Alberts was named the next Nebraska Athletic Director.
Nebraska football fans are certainly familiar with Trev Alberts. A member of the Nebraska football team way back in the early 1990’s, Alberts was a talented linebacker who would go on to make it into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Alberts is now being tasked with leading the whole of Nebraska’s Athletic Department as he was named the 16th Athletic Director for the University of Nebraska.
That’s a pretty big responsibility for Alberts to take on, but none of this is truly new to him. Alberts is pretty familiar with how to run an athletic department and also what it means to be successful in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Before being named the athletic director at his alma mater, Alberts has been working to improve the Athletic Department over at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
From the Nebraska Huskers’ news release on Alberts’ hiring at UNL:
"He served as UNO’s Director of Athletics since 2009, and was elevated to Vice Chancellor for Athletics in 2014. Alberts helped spearhead Omaha’s newest facilities, including Baxter Arena and Maverick Park."
You can read more about the hiring here.
Alberts has been instrumental in improving the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks and now he has a chance in improving the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Trev Alberts was incredible for the Nebraska football team, but now he’s facing the tough task of leading the Nebraska Athletic Department
While previous Nebraska Director of Athletics Bill Moos did a good job of keeping things running in Lincoln, Alberts will be handed a couple of tough tasks that he’ll have to handle as he takes over as the next head of Nebraska athletics.
One key thing that Alberts will need to navigate is the future of the Nebraska football program. Scott Frost and the Huskers have struggled in recent seasons. How much more time does he have in Lincoln if the football team continues to struggle?
Nebraska football fans are loyal, but they’re also fiercely passionate about their team’s success. Unfortunately for them, the Nebraska football program hasn’t been real successful as of late. So, Alberts has to figure out what the best course of action is for the once proud Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.