Tony White has agreed to a new contract with Nebraska following his first season as defensive coordinator for the Huskers.

Under his new contract, White’s salary has been increased to $1.6 million per year for each of the two remaining seasons on his contract. The raise makes him the highest paid assistant coach on Nebraska’s staff.

“Tony White has all the attributes you look for in a coordinator or assistant coach,” Matt Rhule said. “He builds great relationships with his players and fellow coaches and is an elite teacher and communicator. We made great strides on defense this past season, and I look forward to continuing to work with Tony as we move forward and build this program.”

Under White and Rhule, Nebraska allowed just 303.5 yards per game this season, the best for Nebraska since 2009. Nebraska ranked 8th in rush defense, allowing just 92.9 yards per game. The Huskers also ranked 14th nationally in total defense.

Nebraska’s defense limited opponents to 14 or fewer points in 8 games in 2023.

“I am proud of what our players accomplished this year and am excited to build on that success moving forward,” White said. “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to coach at Nebraska, and to work for a great leader in Coach Rhule, and I feel honored to work alongside our defensive staff every day.

Nebraska finished its first season under Matt Rhule at 5-7. The Cornhuskers are now looking to build off the season and find improvement next year.