Nebraska doesn’t intend for baseball coach Will Bolt to go anywhere anytime soon. Interim athletic director Garrett Klassy announced Thursday evening that the Huskers had extended Bolt’s contract through 2026.
Bolt, who led Nebraska to a conference title in 2021, received a one-year contract extension. His deal now runs through June 30, 2026. He will also received a $100,000 increase in his annual salary, bringing his new salary to $400,000. That makes Bolt—who was named the Big Ten Coach of Year in his second season at Nebraska—the second highest paid coach in the Big Ten Conference behind Michigan’s Erik Bakich.
This past @Husker_Baseball season was a special ride & I'm excited to share that #BoltEra is here to stay.
Coach Bolt has officially been extended through the 2026 season. #GBR 🌽💪⚾️ pic.twitter.com/FKeZB1iY88
— Garrett Klassy (@KlassyGBR) July 1, 2021
“The work of Will and his staff in their short time at Nebraska, both on the field and in recruiting, speaks for itself,” Klassy said in a statement. “Will is the right leader for our baseball program. He understands the history of what makes this program successful, loves Nebraska and embraces the passion of our fan base. We are committed to providing the resources necessary for Nebraska Baseball to achieve at the highest level and compete for trips to the College World Series.”
Bolt helped lead Nebraska to a 34-14 record in 2021, including a 31-12 record in Big Ten play and the Huskers capturing the Big Ten title by 3.5 games. The Huskers reached their first regional final since 2007 while posting a 3-2 record in the Fayetteville Regional.
“It is an exciting time for Husker Baseball and I am very appreciate of the support our administration and University leaders have extended to our program,” Bolt said. “My staff and I look forward to continuing to work hard every day to make Nebraska Baseball one of the nation’s best programs. We are thrilled to be at a place like Nebraska where we have support at every turn.”
#BoltEra extended through 2026. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/auRJOq6wAS
— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) July 1, 2021
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