Former Nebraska Cornhuskers administrator named Fresno State AD

Fresno State appoints Garrett Klassy as new Athletic Director, with former Nebraska administrator set to start June 23, focusing on program development.
Alex Martin/Journal and Courier / USA

A former Nebraska Cornhuskers administrator has managed to move himself up the career ladder this weekend. Garrett Klassy, who worked in administrations for both Bill Moos and Trev Alberts was named Fresno State’s Athletic Director on Friday afternoon. Klassy will begin his new job on June 23.

A formal introductory press conference will be held at a later date. Klassy couldn't contain his excitement, expressing his anticipation and enthusiasm for the opportunity to take over the helm at an up-and-coming athletic program like Fresno State.

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As part of the announcement, Klassy issued a statement through the Fresno State website.

“I am deeply honored and grateful to President Jiménez-Sandoval for the opportunity to lead Fresno State Athletics.This is an incredible moment for me and my family, and I am committed to working tirelessly to move Fresno State Athletics forward aggressively during this changing landscape of college athletics. I look forward to embracing the rich culture and values of the Central Valley, and I am excited to engage with the passionate Red Wave fan base. Together, we will build on our traditions and achieve new heights of success.”

Klassy brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served as Nebraska’s Senior Deputy Athletic Director from 2019 until 2023. He also demonstrated his leadership skills as the Huskers’ interim AD during the summer of 2021 following the retirement of Bill Moos.

Among the projects he had a thumb in while with NU were the fundraising efforts efforts for Nebraska’s $100 million GO BIG capital campaign. Klassy also oversaw medical and sports performance areas, including strength and conditioning.

In taking over a job like Fresno State, the former Nebraska Cornhuskers administrator gets to man a program that has seen success of late, especially on the football field.