Lincoln - Another former Husker standout will join Head Coach Darin Erstad's baseball staff, as Jeff Christy was named a volunteer assistant coach at Nebraska on Tuesday. Christy returns to Lincoln after spending five years playing in the professional ranks and one season as the volunteer assistant at Wichita State University.
A native of Lincoln, Neb., Christy was selected in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins, the highest selection for a Husker catcher since 1985. Also a 2002 MLB Draft pick out of Lincoln Southeast High School, Christy was a two-year starter for Nebraska and helped lead the Huskers to the 2005 College World Series.
Last season at Wichita State, Christy began his coaching career by assisting 34-year head coach Gene Stephenson, as the Shockers went 39-26 and reached the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.
While at Nebraska, Christy caught a school-record 64 games as a junior in 2005, hitting .236 with 32 RBIs while throwing out 45 percent of runners, including 8-of-11 runners in the postseason. An honorable-mention All-Big 12 pick in 2006, Christy hit .284 with eight homers and 32 RBIs, while leading the Huskers to 42 wins and a No. 6 national seed.
Prior to his Husker career, Christy played at Barton County Community College and was a first-team All-Jayhawk League selection in 2004 and an honorable mention pick in 2003.
After being drafted by the Twins in 2006, Christy reached Triple-A Rochester in 2008 and 2009. He spent the 2010 season with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association and was named an All-Star while hitting .289 with 40 runs, 82 hits, 12 doubles, one triple, one home run and 39 RBIs.
Christy earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska in 2007. He has a wife, Michelle.
University of Nebraska, Volunteer Assistant Coach, 2011-Present
Wichita State University, Volunteer Assistant Coach, 2011
Wichita Wingnuts, 2010
AAA Rochester Red Wings, 2008-09
AA New Britain Rock Cats, 2006-09
A Fort Meyers Miracle, 2006-07
Rookie League Elizabethton Twins, 2006
University of Nebraska, 2005-06
Barton County Community College, 2003-04
Date of Birth: April 13, 1984
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska, 2007