The UNO baseball staff will look much different next season. Vice Chancellor for Athletics Trev Alberts announced Monday that Bob Herold will no longer coach the UNO Baseball team, effective immediately. Former assistant coach Evan Porter will take over in his place, serving as the interim head coach.
"I appreciate Coach Herold's 17 years of service and commitment to our university, but I have decided to make a change to the coaching staff of our baseball team," Alberts said. "I wish Coach Herold well in his future endeavors."
"In order to assure our student-athletes continuity entering the 2016-17 school year, I have named Evan Porter interim head coach at this time. Coach Porter is an alumnus of the UNO program and has been a dedicated member of the coaching staff since 2012, and he has proven himself as a knowledgeable master of the game as both a player and coach. With the cooperation of assistant coach Chris Gadsden, I look forward to seeing our baseball program enjoy continued success this season and beyond."
Porter was a four year starter from 2005-2009 and a two-time All-American for the Mavericks. Porter was a member of the 2007 UNO team that earned a berth in the NCAA Division II College World Series, playing four straight teams to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
He first joined the coaching staff in 2012-13. That season, UNO won it's first regular-season conference championship and grabbed another title the next year.
"I appreciate the faith Trev and the senior administrative staff have in me," Porter said. "Our baseball team has another challenging and competitive year ahead, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Coach Gadsden and with the outstanding student-athletes on our roster. UNO has been my only home as both a player and coach, and I'm looking forward to leading our program and building upon its already rich history."
Porter is an Omaha native with a bachelor's degree in business marketing.
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