Darin Erstad was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year on Tuesday, marking the first time he has received the honor in his career. He is also the first Nebraska coach to receive the honor.
— Big Ten Baseball (@B1Gbaseball) May 23, 2017
Erstad, in his sixth year as head coach, helped guide the Huskers to their first-ever Big
Ten Championship this season. He has also led his teams to a 210-137-1 (.605) overall record during his tenure. He is just the fifth head coach in program history to total 200 wins.
He is also the first Nebraska baseball coach to be honored as conference coach of the year since Mike Anderson was named Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2005.
For more on the six players that earned Big Ten honors, click here.
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