Friday afternoon, Texas A&M assistant coach Will Bolt was named the 24th head coach of the Nebraska baseball program, the University of Nebraska Athletic Department announced Friday afternoon. Bolt brings 16 years of experience as a coach, including two years as an assistant at Nebraska under former head coach Darin Erstad from 2012 until 2014, when he departed for A&M.
“The opportunity to come back home to Nebraska and lead the Husker baseball program is such a blessing and honor for my family and me,” Bolt said in a press release. “It is such an exciting time in Husker athletics with the foundation laid by Bill Moos within the athletic department, and the success Coach Erstad and staff have had on the field.
“My family and I have the fondest affection for the Huskers and the city of Lincoln, and truly cannot wait to become part of the Husker family again!”
The 39 year old native of Conroe, Texas was also a player at NU from 1999-2002, where he helped lead the Huskers to four NCAA Regionals, three Super Regionals and back to back College World Series Appearances.
“Will Bolt has been a winner at every stop he has made as a coach and player, and I am proud to welcome him back to Lincoln as our next head baseball coach,” NU Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “Will was a part of the most successful teams in the history of our baseball program, and he knows what it takes to win here.
“Will has proven to be an outstanding recruiter wherever he has coached. He understands the appeal of Nebraska and everything our baseball program and University has to offer to student-athletes.”
In his past five seasons at A&M, Bolt helped lead the Aggies to five consecutive NCAA Regionals, including a trip to the College World Series in 2017.
Bolt will be paid $300,000 annually over five years. He will be formally introduced in a press conference on Thursday, June 20th at 11 a.m. on the sixth floor of Memorial Stadium.
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