Curtis Ledbetter is in his fifth year as director of operations for the Nebraska baseball program.
Ledbetter, who joined the Husker staff in May of 2008, assists with coordinating on-campus recruiting, business administration and is the director of the Nebraska Baseball Academy.
A former all-conference performer at NU, Ledbetter returned to the Husker program following 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.
During his playing career, he was a three-year starter for the Huskers from 2002 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.
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 were married in October of 2009.