Texas A&M names Nebraska’s Trev Alberts next athletics director

Texas A&M announced Wednesday that it has named Nebraska athletics director Trev Alberts to the same position.

Alberts will take over for former Aggies athletics director Ross Bjork, who took the same role at Ohio State in January.

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“From my perspective, there has never been a more consequential time in history for higher education and the evolving landscape of intercollegiate athletics,” Alberts stated in a release. “Leadership matters now more than ever before. My interest in Texas A&M is not only due to its prestigious reputation but also because of President (Mark A.) Welsh’s compelling vision in which, I believe, Athletics can play a small but important role in helping Texas A&M achieve unprecedented success.”

According to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, Alberts is “expected to get a five-year deal with Texas A&M that will put him near the top of the SEC and among the top 10 athletic directors nationally in terms of salary.”

Alberts had a long history at Nebraska — his alma mater. There he’d been AD since 2021, and his Cornhusker roots dig deeper than that.

Alberts was the No. 5 overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft from Nebraska, and he turned in a three-year professional career.

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Texas A&M’s new athletics director also has a lengthy history as a broadcaster and has stints with CNN, Sports Illustrated and as an analyst for ESPN’s College GameDay.

Alberts was athletics director at University of Nebraska at Omaha from 2009-21 where he led the transition from Division II to Division I.

At Nebraska, Alberts and the Cornhuskers saw a school-record 95% graduation rate across all sports for the past two years according to a release. Alberts also secured a $450 million renovation of Memorial Stadium that will begin later this fall and oversaw a 15-year multimedia rights agreement valued at $301 million.

“With Trev’s expertise, the Aggies are poised to not only excel on the fields, tracks and courts, but also successfully navigate the multi-faceted intersection of sports, commerce and student-athlete empowerment,” Welsh stated in a release. “He has a profound understanding of the intricate business of athletics and the evolving landscape of college athletics, particularly in the realm of Name, Image and Likeness (NIL).”