Red Wingâ€™s Pat Kelly said he remains committed to the Nebraska baseball program even though there’s been a coaching change.
â€œIâ€™m a Husker,â€ said Kelly, who was wearing a Nebraska lanyard around his neck. â€œThatâ€™s all there is to it.â€
Mike Anderson guided Nebraska for the past nine seasons, but he was dismissed on May 22. Darin Erstad was named as his successor on Thursday.
Erstad played Major League Baseball for 14 years and was a three-time Gold Glove winner. He served as a volunteer assistant with the Huskers in 2011 and Kelly said heâ€™s already familiar with Erstad.
â€œWe talked quite a bit when I was down there,â€ said Kelly, who signed a National Letter of Intent in November to play for the Huskers. â€œWe kept in contact. I called him quite a bit. We have a really good relationship.â€
Kellyâ€™s senior season with the Wingers concluded Saturday with a pair of losses in the Section 1AAA Final Four.