Trev Alberts Biography
Trev Alberts (Trev Kendall Alberts) is an American sports administrator and the director of athletics at the University of Nebraska Omaha. In 2014, Alberts was selected to be Vice-Chancellor in addition to his current duties as Director of Athletics.
He was previously a former American college and professional football player. He played college football for the University of Nebraska and earned All-American honors at linebacker. He played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons, after having been the fifth overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft.
He later became the television and print college football commentator, most notably working alongside Mark May on ESPN’s College GameDay Scoreboard show. In January 2015, Alberts was among 15 players and two coaches selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Trev Alberts Age
Trev Alberts was born on August 8, 1970, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States. He was born and raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Trev Alberts is 48 years old as of 2018.
Trev Alberts Net worth
Trev Alberts has an estimated net worth of $ 10million dollars as of 2019. He earns all this income from his work as a sports administrator and the director.
Trev Alberts Family
Trev Alberts was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the United States to Ken Alberts, a business executive, and Linda. He also has an older brother, Troy, who went on to work as a sales director in an oil processor, and a sister, Tami, who teaches elementary school.
Trev Alberts Wife
Trev Alberts is married to Angela Alberts. The couples were blessed with two children Ashtyne Alberts and Breanna Alberts.
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Trev Alberts Education
Trev Alberts attended Northern University High School in Cedar Falls, where he played for the Northern University Panthers high school football team.
Trev Alberts College career
Trev Alberts played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 1990 to 1993. Following his senior season in 1993, he was awarded the Dick Butkus Award and Jack Lambert Trophy as the top college linebacker;
He was also recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, after recording 15 quarterback sacks, 21 tackles for loss, and 38 quarterback hurries. Read also Chad Myers
Despite an injury early in the eleventh game of the season against the Oklahoma Sooners, Alberts returned with a cast on his arm for the national championship game against Florida State in the Orange Bowl.
Although the Seminoles won 18-16, Alberts had a dominant performance with three sacks of Heisman Trophy-winner Charlie Ward (FSU quarterbacks were sacked only five times during the 1993 regular season).
Trev Alberts Broadcasting career
Trev Alberts after his retirement he was hired by the American cable television network CNN/SI and concomitantly its Sports Illustrated magazine, where he served as a college football contributor.
In 2002, Alberts joined the staff of the American cable television network ESPN, where he worked as an in-studio analyst for college football, ultimately joining Rece Davis and Mark May on the network’s College GameDay Scoreboard and College GameDay Final.
On September 6, 2005, he was terminated by ESPN for breaching his contract when he declined to report to work; Alberts later claimed he did not want to “play second fiddle” to the more prominent cast of College GameDay, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Lee Corso.
Alberts thereafter accepted a position as a columnist for the website of the college sports cable television network CSTV. He worked as a color commentator for the NFL on Westwood One Sunday afternoon radio broadcasts in 2006.
He also provided color commentary for SEC football games on CBS. Alberts also served as an analyst for Sprint Exclusive Entertainment, breaking down college football and other sports for viewers.
Trev Alberts Athletic director
Trev Alberts was hired in April 2009 to be the director of athletics for the Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks sports program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
I believe the potential for UNO’s athletic programs is unlimited. This new chapter in my life will be exciting for me and for my family. When Aron Sanders graduated from UNL this month, he paid tribute to “big brother” Jeff Alseth, who died of cancer five years ago.
Trev had an amazing experience as a college athlete. For several years now, I’ve wanted to return to college athletics and give something back. This position at UNO is a privilege. Alberts upon assuming the UNO job ”
He then made a controversial decision to eliminate football and wrestling in an effort to bring the University of Nebraska-Omaha to Division I’s Summit League. The regents approved the move on March 25, 2011.
Trev Alberts keeps Omaha Athletics moving forward
In April 2009, the University of Nebraska Omaha started to move in a new direction: one direction. With the hire of Trev Alberts as Director of Athletics, and now Vice-Chancellor of for Athletics, not only did the athletic department change, the university as a whole did.
When Alberts arrived on campus, he had no experience with being an administrator. In fact, Alberts graduated with a bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Alberts’s only job experience was playing in the NFL for three years and broadcasting college and professional football with networks like CNN, ESPN, and CBS Why did Alberts decide to get into athletic administration then? “I was encouraged to look at the job,” said Alberts.
“I wanted to give back and serve my university.” When he first arrived on campus, Alberts said he didn’t see any banners with the school’s logos. so “There was no sort of presence on campus,” Alberts said.
That was the first change Alberts made in his new position. With a rebrand of the athletic department, “Omaha” finally had a name and look. The second change that was made, one that has been met with backlash, came in 2011 when Omaha moved from Division II athletics to Division I.
With the only invite being from The Summit League, the athletic department needed to make cuts to its program; those being wrestling and football. When asked if the program is where he thought it would be when he made the decision to move up a division, Alberts said he can’t honestly say this is where we need to be.
However, he noted the immediate success that the teams have had since the move and give credit to the coaches and their staff. Along with the tremendous success Maverick athletics have had in the past years, and with the hiring of great coaches, Alberts also attributes these accomplishments to three key points: 1.
Educate students, never allow a GPA below 3.2; 2. The integration of athletics on campus; 3. Everything revolves around the student-athlete. Points two and three go hand in hand. As the athletic department continues to grow, Alberts wants student-athletes to play on campus and include the university in those games; especially the students.
Alberts is a vice-chancellor, who works with other administrators such as Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs B.J. Reed; whom when Alberts was hired, was his mentor. Alberts said he puts academics first and refers to the Maverick athletes and student-athletes.
As students, we can also thank Alberts for our student section at Baxter Arena. “He was a strong advocate to make sure there were 700 seats for students,” said Reed. “Those seats could have bought tickets and increased revenue; the new students were an integral part.”
As for the future of the Omaha Athletic Department, Alberts says the opportunities are endless; either with new facilities or adding new sports such as Men’s Cross Country or Men’s swimming, which is not offered at any university in the state.
For his own plans, Alberts plans to stay in his position as vice-chancellor. Although he hasn’t thought about teaching about either athletic administration or communications, he will still continue to be a guest speaker throughout the community.
When you get an opportunity to sit down with Trev Alberts, and plan to be there for a while. “I like to talk,” he says. Alberts will be glad to share his knowledge of administration and communication.
You will also get a feeling that he is one who grew up with the Omaha name his whole life. When you ask the coaches in Sapp Fieldhouse to describe Alberts, they will all tell you he’s a ‘Maverick.’
As someone who cares for his students, those that are not in the athletic department and is described as a ‘Maverick,’ the University of Nebraska Omaha is lucky to have him leading the way for Omaha Maverick Athletics.