Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos announced today that he’s retiring, effective June 30th.
The announcement came as a surprise because Moos has said publicly he wanted to stay in the job until he was comfortable the football program had been turned around. But, in a statement Moos said, “I step away completely content, knowing that our athletic program is reborn and rebuilt and that it has a solid, stable foundation.”
The 70-year old Moos has led NU ‘s athletic department since October of 2017. He hired 12 coaches at Nebraska including Scott Frost in football and Fred Hoiberg in men’s basketball. Moos also spearheaded numerous facility projects. His retirement will end a 40-year career in college athletics, including more than 25 years as a Division I athletic director.
Chancellor Ronnie Green issued a statement thanking Moos and saying he respected Moos’ decision to retire. Green said he appreciated Moos’ “steady and capable leadership during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Green said NU will launch a national search for a new AD very soon and expects it to move quickly.