Bill Moos, the athletic director at Washington State since 2010, will take the same position in Lincoln, according to a release from the University of Nebraska Sunday afternoon.
In the release, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green praised Moos' prior work at Oregon and WSU in the statement.
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“Nebraska has secured a proven winner in Bill Moos to lead Husker Athletics into a new era of excellence,” Green said. “It was clear that Bill stood out in a very competitive, tremendously gifted pool of candidates, not only because of his proven ability to lead programs to greatness, but because of his reputation for integrity in building and leading those programs."
The new Moos, 66, has agreed to a five-year contract with Nebraska with a base annual salary of $1 million, plus incentives.
“To lead one of the most storied and successful athletic programs in the nation is a true honor,” Moos said. “Nebraska is a very special place, known far and wide for its phenomenal fans, for doing things the right way, for supporting its students, honoring its athletic legacy and maintaining excellence in athletics success across the board. I am proud to help build upon these Husker traditions.”
Moos succeeds Shawn Eichorst, whose employment with the university ended Sept. 21.