Nevada head baseball coach Gary Powers is in his 30th year as Nevada's skipper, and he is just one win away from a career milestone - his 900th win - heading into Tuesday afternoon's game with San Francisco at 2 p.m. at Peccole Park.
Coach Powers holds a career mark of 899-721-5, which ranks 21st nationally among active NCAA Division I coaches in victories. Even more impressive, all 899 of those victories have come at the University of Nevada.
As he approaches this career accomplishment, here are a few interesting facts about his 30-year career at Nevada:
- Powers got his first career win on March 4, 1983 when Nevada downed Utah 5-4 on March 4, 1983.
- Coach Powers has taken four Wolf Pack teams to NCAA Regional appearances in 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2000. He averaged 34 wins per game in the 1990s (and just under 30 a year in his career).
- He has produced 16 All-Americans, 139 all-conference honorees, five conference players of the year and 79 Major League Baseball draftees.
- Not only has he coached the Wolf Pack for 30 years, Powers was a Nevada student-athlete. He was a two-year starting pitcher from 1970-71 and set team records for appearances and innings pitched.
We hope you can join us as Coach Powers goes for his 900th victory tomorrow. Tickets range from $4-10 and can be purchased here or at the gates at Peccole Park.