It didn’t take long for Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos to find a replacement for former baseball head coach Darin Erstad.
On Friday, Nebraska announced that another former Huskers baseball player, Will Bolt, will lead the program into the future. Bolt returns to Lincoln after spending the last five seasons at Texas A&M. Before joining the Aggies, Bolt was on Erstad’s Nebraska staff from 2012-14.
Erstad had been the head coach in Lincoln for eight years.
“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, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Bolt was a player and team captain for the Huskers under Dave Van Horn. He was a four-year starter and was a two-time team captain during his playing days in Lincoln. He helped guide the Huskers to two College World Series appearances in his career, as well.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, Bolt’s contract is a five-year deal that will pay him $300,000 per year.
Erstad retired at the end of the 2019 season to spend more time with his family. Nebraska finished the year with a 32-24 record, including a 15-9 mark in B1G play. The Huskers were defeated in the NCAA Regional.