When Darin Erstad took over as skipper for Nebraska baseball three years ago, his staff was bolstered by two fantastic hires in Will Bolt and Ted Silva. Many fans knew there would be a day where one or both would be pursued and may, in fact leave to forge their own paths.
With this past season’s success on the mound, most of that worry had been about the potential departure of Silva. It appears that Will Bolt’s the man with a target on his back as of now.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats are looking for a new head man and Bolt’s on their short list.
He works with the Husker infield unit and helps guide Nebraska baseball’s offensive attack.
The Big Red ranked No. 21 in the nation this season with a .976 overall fielding percentage a .293 team batting average, good for a No. 31 ranking.
Also on the list of candidates are Louisiana-Lafayette assistant Matt Deggs, Texas State assistant Jeremy Fikac, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi head coach Scott Malone, Houston assistant Mike Taylor and Mike Steele. Steele spent time as an area scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates and formerly served as the pitching coach at Michigan State.
With the losses that Nebraska had to endure thanks to graduation and this year’s Major League Baseball draft, having a talent like Bolt get away would add insult to injury.
We’ll see if the stars align to keep the former Husker in Lincoln.
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