Baseball America just released their Top 10 College Head Coaches Under 40 list and Darin Erstad made the list at #9
Erstad, after his 14-year career which included 3 Gold Glove awards and World Series Championship, is entering his second season as head coach at his alma mater, Nebraska. Here’s what Baseball America writer Aaron Fitt had to say:
The Skinny: A two-time all-star during his 14-year big league career, Erstad carried his hard-nosed approach to his alma mater and led the Cornhuskers to their first 35-win season since 2008 in his debut as head coach last year.
What They’re Saying: “I was very impressed with his approach to the game, with how his players approach the game. They’re very businesslike; they get their work in before the game. To me, how a team does before the game starts tells me a lot about a program. I can’t see how other teams practice, so I look at how they approach their pregame work. I thought there was a dramatic difference in what they did, whether it be their infield work, their outfield work, their BP. They really emphasized a lot of things people are looking at, the speed component.”
—Creighton coach Ed Servais
Baseball season is quickly approaching, get ready for the Huskers to make some noise this season.