Omaha Mavericks baseball

The Omaha Mavericks baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of University of Nebraska Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The program's first season was in 1947, and it has been a member of the NCAA Division I Summit League since the start of the 2012 season. Its home venue is J. J. Isaacson Field at Seymour Smith Park, located at Omaha's Seymour Smith Park. Evan Porter is the team's head coach starting in the 2017 season. The program has appeared in 0 NCAA Tournaments at the Division I level. It has won one conference tournament championship and 2 regular season conference titles. As of the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, 2 former Mavericks have appeared in Major League Baseball.

Omaha Mavericks
Founded1947 (1947)
Conference historyIndependent (1947–1976)

North Central Conference (1977–2007)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (2008–2011)

Summit League (2012-Present)
UniversityUniversity of Nebraska Omaha
Athletic directorTrev Alberts
Head coachEvan Porter (4th season)
ConferenceSummit League
LocationOmaha, Nebraska
Home stadiumJ. J. Isaacson Field at Seymour Smith Park
(Capacity: 1,000)
NicknameMavericks
ColorsCrimson and Black[1]
         
College World Series runner-up
NAIA: 1958, 1965
NCAA Tournament appearances
2019
Conference tournament champions
2019
Conference champions
1976, 1981, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2019

History

Early history

The program's first season of play was 1947.

Conference affiliations

J. J. Isaacson Field at Seymour Smith Park

The ballpark was opened in 1961. On October 27, 2016, it was announced that the Omaha Mavericks baseball team would be moving a majority of their home games to Seymour Smith Park.[2]

Head coaches

Omaha's longest tenured head coach was Virgil Yelkin, who founded the program and coached the team from 1947 to 1976, while taking two leaves of absence to serve in the military and heath reasons.

Current coaching staff

  • Head coachEvan Porter
  • Assistant coach – Brian Strawn
  • Pitching Coach - Payton Kinney
  • Volunteer Assistant - Trey Hair

Notable former players

Below is a list of notable former Mavericks and the seasons in which they played for the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

See also

References

  1. "Color Palette". Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  2. "UNO shifts home field to Seymour Smith Park". www.omaha.com. BH Media Group, Inc. October 27, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
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