Friday, July 29, 2005

Ex-KU coach Bingham lands NU gig


— Former Kansas University baseball coach Dave Bingham has been hired as pitching coach at Nebraska, NU coach Mike Anderson has announced.

Bingham, 56, replaces Rob Childress, who left NU this summer to take the head-coaching job at Texas A&M.;

Bingham led KU to its only College World Series appearance in 1993. He coached at Emporia State for 14 years and at KU from 1988 to 1995. He most recently was pitching coach at New Mexico.

"I am going to be a Cornhusker, and I hope to be in Lincoln a long time," Bingham told the Lincoln Journal-Star.

"The program at Nebraska has reached such a high level of development and competition. This is an opportunity that I did not want to miss."

Nebraska has reached the College World Series three of the past five seasons.

"They have made a tremendous leap from the days when I coached at Kansas and we played Nebraska in the old Buck Beltzer Stadium," Bingham said.

"The school has made a commitment to find the right people, to build the program the right way and their success show that."


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