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After captaining the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 2001 and 2002 as a player and serving as associate head coach for the Huskers from 2012-2014, Will Bolt returned to Lincoln this summer – this time as the program’s head coach. Bolt was joined by fellow former Husker player Jeff Christy, who assumes an assistant position with a focus on pitchers and catchers, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Lance Harvell, and volunteer assistant Danny Marcuzzo.
“It was a little less of a transition than most [new] coaching staffs because myself and Coach Christy both were assistants here not too long ago and I actually recruited a couple of guys on the roster,” noted Bolt. “We didn’t come in blind.”
Unlike many new staffs, however, the 2020 Husker coaches inherit a deep and talented club with plenty of big game experience.
“With [Coach Erstad] stepping away on his own terms, you aren’t taking over a program on the downslide. This is a regional team – a team that’s been to three regionals – with a lot of talent on the roster,” observed Bolt. “There’s great culture already. The transition hasn’t been a super steep learning curve and we’re looking to keep the momentum going.”
On the offensive side, there will be ample weapons at Bolt’s disposal, with nine returning players who logged at least 125 plate appearances in 2019 and eight who logged at least 150.
Bolt is encouraged by the depth of experience this club will be bringing to the table this spring. “There’s no substitute for the number of at bats [these guys have logged]…I’m confident they will score some runs.”
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