Bob Herold has been fired as the head baseball coach at Nebraska-Omaha. Herold is the all-time leader in wins for the Mavericks and posted 527 victories in 17 years at the helm. UNO finished 28-28 this past season, including 18-12 in the Summit League.
“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,” said Vice Chancellor of Athletics Trev Alberts. “I wish Coach Herold well in his future endeavors.
Alberts has named assistant coach Evan Porter as interim coach. Porter joined the 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.