|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Curtis Ledbetter transitioned into the role of volunteer coach in August 2018 after spending 10 years as Nebraska’s director of operations. He begins his first season in 2019. Ledbetter will serve as the Huskers’ first-base coach and hitting coach in addition to coaching NU’s catchers.
Ledbetter, a former all-conference performer at Nebraska, joined the Husker staff in May of 2008 after a stint in professional baseball. An 18th-round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in 2005, Ledbetter played professional baseball for three years, earning Frontier League all-star honors in 2007 – his final season in the professional ranks. In addition to his playing duties, he worked at the Nebraska Baseball Academy. Ledbetter currently serves as the academy director.
During his playing career, he was a three-year starter for the Huskers from 2003 to 2005, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors at two positions (designated hitter and first base), as he hit .320 with 34 homers and 166 RBIs in 180 career games.
As a senior, he earned Big 12 Tournament MVP honors, guiding the Huskers to a sweep of the conference regular-season and tournament titles. Ledbetter earned NCAA Tournament All-Regional honors in 2003 and 2005, as Nebraska won two Big 12 regular-season titles and won the first College World Series game in school history during his senior year.
In the classroom, Ledbetter was a three-time academic All-Big 12 selection, a Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll member and graduated from Nebraska in 2005 with a degree in journalism. He added a master’s degree in education administration in December of 2012.
A native of Lawrence, Kan., Ledbetter played one season at Garden City Community College, earning honorable-mention All-Jayhawk League accolades. He hit .404 with 13 home runs and threw out 50 percent of would-be base stealers as the team’s catcher.
He and his wife, Monica, have one daughter, Laney.