Nebraska Baseball Academy 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!”

Camp Director

Behrens joins the Huskers with four years of coaching experience, including the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Wichita State.

With the Shockers, Behrens worked with the hitters, catchers and outfielders while serving as camp coordinator and creating scouting reports of opponents.

Prior to Wichita State, he had a brief stint as an assistant coach at Point Lomo Nazarene, where he assisted in recruiting and coached the infielders and hitters.

Behrens was a graduate assistant coach and director of operations at Central Missouri for two seasons, helping the Mules to a national runner-up finish with a 46-8 overall record in 2021.

Working primarily with the hitters at UCM, Behrens coached an offense that ranked top-10 nationally in many offensive categories, including batting average, hits, home runs, runs, slugging percentage, stolen bases and hit by pitch. The Mules won the 2021 MIAA regular-season and tournament titles and recorded a 15-game win streak to clinch their DII World Series berth.

In Behrens’ two seasons with the Mules, Central Missouri went 66-11, producing three All-Americans, five all-region hitters and seven all-conference players. UCM was off to a 20-3 start in 2020 before the remainder of the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Behrens played his first two seasons at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where he earned second-team all-conference recognition and won a Region XI Gold Glove. Behrens finished his playing career at Lindenwood, hitting .304 in 73 career games. As a junior in 2017, he helped the Lions to their first-ever appearance in the DII World Series.

Behrens began his coaching career the following year as an assistant at Lincoln Southwest High School, where he was an all-state performer as a player.

A native of Lincoln, Neb., Behrens earned his bachelor’s degree in historical studies from Lindenwood University and holds a master’s degree in sports management from Central Missouri in 2021. He and his wife, Ashley, reside in Lincoln.

Instructor, Nebraska Baseball Academy

Instructor, Nebraska Baseball Academy

Gunner Hellstrom attended Grace Brethren HS in Simi Valley, CA.  At the University of Nebraska, Gunner was a catcher from 2018-2021 and earned 2018 Big Ten All-Freshman Team along with Academic All-Big Ten awards in 2019, 2020, 2021.  Gunner is now on the Nebraska Baseball staff serving as a student coach.

Instructor, Nebraska Baseball Academy

Max Childress attended College Station HS in College Station, TX. At Hutchinson Community College, Max was an infielder/pitcher from 2022-2023 and is now studying construction management and is on the Nebraska Baseball staff serving as a student manager.

Coordinator, Nebraska Baseball Academy

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Renee is beginning her 36th 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 Renee.