June 2, 2011
Erstad named head coach
Darin Erstad was hired as head coach at his alma
Erstad was a volunteer assistant coach this past
season under former head coach Mike Anderson.
A two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove
winner, Erstad played 14 seasons in the Major Leagues after
being the No. 1 overall pick in the 1995 MLB Draft. He played
for the Angels, White Sox and Astros, winning a World Series
title with the Angels in 2002. Erstad retired after the 2009
Erstad was a two-sport standout for the
Cornhuskers. He was a first-team All-American and Big Eight
Co-Player of the Year in 1995 as a junior, hitting .410 with 19
home runs and 76 RBI. Erstad was the starting punter for the
Huskers’ 1994 national championship football team, helping
Nebraska post a 13-0 mark.
Nebraska was 30-25 overall this past season and
9-17 in its final Big 12 campaign. The Cornhuskers will compete
in the Big Ten beginning next spring.