Jared Hertzel joined the Nebraska Athletic Department as the turfgrass manager in 2009.
Originally from Lincoln, Jared attended Wayne State College for two years, where he was a member of the Wildcat baseball team. He returned to Lincoln to complete his bachelor's degree in horticulture with a turf emphasis, at the University of Nebraska.
Following his graduation in 2006, Hertzel worked as the assistant turf manager at Haymarket Park. Jared and his wife, Brenda, have a daughter, Lily.