Nebraska baseball vs. Gonzaga, 2.17.12

Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad autographs old baseball cards and action figures from his MLB playing days before the Husker baseball team plays the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 17, 2012.

June 2, 2011: Erstad is named Nebraska's 23rd head coach, replacing Mike Anderson. Erstad served as the Huskers' volunteer coach prior to being hired.

Feb. 17, 2012: Erstad coaches his first game as Husker skipper; Huskers lose to Gonzaga 7-4 in Peoria, Arizona.

2012: Nebraska finishes 35-23 in his first season as Husker coach.

May 2013: Nebraska, needing to win the Big Ten Tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament, comes within a game of doing so, losing to Indiana in the final in Minneapolis. NU finishes season 29-30.

May 2014: Huskers reach the Big Ten Tournament final in Omaha before losing to Indiana 8-4 before 19,965 fans.

June 2014: Nebraska goes 1-2 in the Stillwater Regional, beating Binghamton and losing to Cal State Fullerton twice. It marked the Huskers' first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008.

May 2015: Huskers go 0-2 in the Big Ten Tournament and fail to reach the NCAA Tournament.

May/June 2016: Huskers go 0-2 in the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha and then 0-2 in the Clemson Regional.

May 20, 2017: Nebraska beats Penn State 21-3 to clinch its first Big Ten regular-season championship. Erstad is named Big Ten coach of the year.

May/June 2017: Huskers go 1-2 in the Big Ten Tournament and then 0-2 in the Corvallis Regional.

Feb. 23, 2018: Erstad becomes the fourth-winningest coach in program history with his 215th win, passing Dave Van Horn (214).

May 2018: Huskers close the season 24-28 and fail to make the Big Ten Tournament.

May 26, 2019: Huskers reach the Big Ten Tournament championship game; lose to Ohio State 3-1 in the final.

June 2, 2019: Nebraska loses to UConn 16-1 in the Oklahoma City Regional, ending the Huskers' season at 32-24.

June 3, 2019: Erstad resigns from his post, one day before his 45th birthday.


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