UNO Parts Ways With Veteran Baseball Coach Bob Herold
OMAHA - Vice Chancellor for Athletics Trev Alberts announced Monday, July 11 that he has made a change in the leadership of the Omaha baseball program, effective immediately. Bob Herold is no longer head coach of the Maverick program, while former assistant coach Evan Porter has been named 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."
Herold exits the program with the most wins in school history, compiling a 527-381-2 record in his 17 seasons as head coach. Herold guided the Mavericks to five conference titles and seven appearances in the NCAA Div. II postseason tournament.
Porter joined the Omaha coaching staff in 2012-13, the Mavericks' first season as a member of the Summit League. UNO went on to win its first regular-season conference championship that year and a second consecutive title in 2014.
An Omaha native, Porter was a four-year starter from 2005-09 and a two-time All-American. He was part of the 2007 Maverick squad that earned a berth in the NCAA Division II College World Series and played on four straight teams to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Porter graduated with his bachelor's degree in business marketing in May 2010 and completed coursework for his master's of business administration at UNO in May 2016.
"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."
Press release courtesy UNO Athletics