PLATTSMOUTH – University of Nebraska-Lincoln fans welcomed two members of the athletic department Tuesday afternoon during the inaugural Husker Nation Tour.
UNL Athletic Director Bill Moos and assistant football coach Greg Austin appeared at Plattsmouth Community Center. Austin is the team’s offensive line coach and is a former Nebraska football player. They met approximately 50 people inside the PCC’s basketball gym.
Moos told fans he was excited to be in the state and be a leading representative of Nebraska. He said many people had extended welcoming invitations to him over the past eight months. He started his duties as athletic director Oct. 15.
“The Nebraska family is a great family to be a part of,” Moos said.
Moos spoke about his previous roles at the University of Montana, University of Oregon and Washington State University. He led Montana’s athletic department from 1990-95 and was Oregon’s athletic director for 12 years. After a three-year break from collegiate activities, Moos returned to his alma mater in 2010. He served as Washington State’s athletic director before accepting the same position in Lincoln.
“There was one school out there on my bucket list that I wanted to be a part of,” Moos told the crowd. “That was the University of Nebraska.”
The Plattsmouth visit was part of a two-day, 26-city tour across Nebraska. Various UNL football coaches and staff members traveled to all corners of the state to meet fans and create enthusiasm for the upcoming season. Moos and Austin also traveled to Falls City, Auburn and Gretna on Tuesday.