Staff

Message From Coach Bolt:

The NEBRASKA BASEBALL ACADEMY is passionate about teaching the game of baseball and passing our knowledge on to the next generation of ballplayers.

The Academy will provide detailed instruction from highly trained and qualified coaches and will do so in a fun and positive manner.  Our goal for each session is for our players to take at least ONE piece of advice and apply it to their game.  We feel if players can do that enough, over a period of time, it really adds up!  We truly want to make a positive impact on all players on and off the field!

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Will Bolt

Nebraska Baseball Head Coach

Will Bolt was named the 24th head coach of the Nebraska Baseball program on June 14, 2019.  He brings 16 years of coaching experience to the Nebraska program, including five seasons on the Husker baseball staff and four years as a head coach at Texarkana College.  Bolt returns to Lincoln after spending the past five seasons on the Texas A & M staff where he helped the Aggies to five straight NCAA regional appearances and a trip to the 2017 College World Series.

Coach Bolt serves as the Manager of the Nebraska Baseball Academy and knows the importance of a solid instructional setting for the participants that register for any of the camps offered through the Nebraska Baseball Academy.  

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Jeff Christy

Nebraska Baseball Assistant Coach

Jeff Christy joined the Nebraska baseball staff as an assistant coach in June 2019.  Christy is the team's pitching coach.  Christy, who played a key role on Nebraska's 2005 College World Series team, brings nine years of collegiate coaching experience to the Husker staff.  He spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A & M.

Lance Harvell

Lance Harvell

Nebraska Baseball Assistant Coach

Coach Harvell joined the Nebraska baseball staff as an assistant coach in June 2019.  He is the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Huskers.  Havell has spent the last five seasons at Sam Houston State as the team's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.  During that span, they captured four Southland Conference regular-season titles and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and 2017.  Harvell established himself as the top recruiting coordinator in the Southland Conference by D1Baseball.com in 2016.

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Danny Marcuzzo

Nebraska Baseball Volunteer Assistant Coach

Director, Nebraska Baseball Academy

Coach Bolt announced the addition of Danny Marcuzzo to his staff as volunteer assistant coach and the Director of the Nebraska Baseball Academy.  Marcuzzo spent the 2018 season as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Coffeyville Community College, working primarily with hitters and infielders.  Marcuzzo coached at Central Oklahoma for two years before going to Coffeyville.

Curtis Ledbetter

Curtis Ledbetter

Director of Operations
 

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Curtis Ledbetter joined the Nebraska Baseball staff in May, 2008. Curtis graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2005. He played collegiately at Garden City CC (KS) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At Nebraska he earned All Big XII honors in 2003-05 and Big XII Tournament MVP in 2005. Ledbetter was drafted by Seattle and played three years of professional baseball.  In August, 2018, Curtis took the role as the volunteer coach after spending 10 years as the team's director of operations.  

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Tanner Lubach

Director of Player Personnel
Academy Instructor

Tanner joined the Nebraska baseball staff in September 2018 as the team's director of operations.  Lubach played at Nebraska from 2013 to 2015, spent two years in the Los Angeles Angels organization after being selected in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB Draft.  At Nebraska, Lubach earned second-team All-Big Ten honors during his senior season in 2015.  He hit .312 with 58 hits, 10 doubles, 26 RBIs, 31 runs scored and shared the team high in home runs (4) during his final year with the Huskers.

Jeff Texak

Jeff Tezak

Academy Instructor

Jeff Tezak returned to Nebraska as a graduate manager for the 2016 season and was the Huskers' volunteer assistant coach in 2017 and 2018.  A native of San Diego (California), Tezak was a three-year letterwinner at Nebraska from 2007-09 and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors in 2007.  Tezak was drafted in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox.  He played in the White Sox organization for two seasons before going on to play and coach baseball in Austria, Australia & Spain over the last five years.  He is currently working on his master's degree in history.

Thad Weber

Thad Weber

Academy Instructor

Thad is a native of Friend, NE and played for the Huskers as a two-year letter winner (2007-2008) after transferring from Hutchinson CC (KS).  He earned 2nd Team Big 12 honors his senior year while earning his degree in Biological Sciences.  He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 16th round of the 2008 draft and eventually made his MLB debut with Detroit on April 22, 2012.  Thad played a total of 10 professional seasons spanning 4 Major League organizations.  Thad is entering his 2nd season serving as a Major League Scout in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Renee Brinkmann

Renee Brinkmann

Coordinator, Nebraska Baseball Academy

Renee is beginning her 33rd year as Administrative Assistant for the Nebraska Baseball program. Renee also serves as the Academy Coordinator and assists with many day-to-day operations of the Academy. If you have any questions regarding the Nebraska Baseball Academy, please contact her at 402-413-8881 or baseball@bigredacademy.com.