Official: Fred Hoiberg is the next head coach at Nebraska

After weeks (if not months) of speculation, it all became official on Saturday. Fred Hoiberg is the next head of Nebraska basketball.

Media reports out of Lincoln are indicating that Nebraska will officially introduce him as the head coach on Tuesday.

According to Christopher Heady of the Omaha World Herald, Hoiberg will make $3.57 million a year, which will be the third highest salary in the Big Ten.

More news to note for Iowa State fans: Jeff Goodman is reporting that former Hoiberg assistant in Ames, Matt Abdelmassih, will be on staff.

Hoiberg coached at Iowa State from 2010-2015 where he led the Cyclones to a 115-56 (49-39) record, four NCAA Tournaments, a Sweet 16 and two Big 12 Tournament championships.

Hoiberg’s tenure as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls ended when he was fired in December.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.