Big Red Blitz scheduled for June 16
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Big Red Blitz presented by FNBO is scheduled to return on Wednesday, June 16, with Husker coaches and athletic staff visiting 20 towns and villages in Nebraska. FNBO is the official bank of the Husker Nation.
Athletic Director Bill Moos, Head Football Coach Scott Frost, football coaching staff and several other Nebraska head coaches will be soliciting the state to meet and greet Husker fans.
The first version of the Big Red Blitz took place in May 2019, and last year’s Big Red Blitz did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moos looks forward to the return of Husker staff in all corners of Cornhusker State.
“It’s been far too long since we’ve been able to tour the state for an event like the Big Red Blitz,” Moos said. “Our coaches and staff look forward to this exciting opportunity to visit all parts of the state and spend time with our big fans. It is memorable to visit various cities and see the pride our people have in their hometown, the state of Nebraska and the Huskers.
The Big Red Blitz presented by FNBO is tentatively set to include 10 groups of coaches and staff each visiting two venues. Each group will make their first stop for a midday event, followed by a late afternoon event in their second city. All Big Red Blitz events are free to the public.
Cities slated for the Big Red Blitz 2021 include Alliance, Broken Bow, Chadron, Columbus, David City, Fremont, Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Imperial, Kearney, Lexington, Loup City, Norfolk, North Platte, Ogallala, Scottsbluff, South Sioux Ville, Valentine and West Point.
Below is updated coach and staff information for Tomorrow’s Big Red Blitz presented by FNBO. On Wednesday, the 10 groups will hit 20 towns and villages in Nebraska:
- Alliance:11:00 a.m. MT Newberry’s (110 West 4th Street)
- Scottsbluff: 3 p.m. MT Gering Civic Center (1050 M Street)
- Coaches / staff: Athletic Director Bill Moos, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Armon Gates, Head Wrestling Coach Mark Manning
- Master of Ceremonies: Mattie Fowler, Huskers Athletic Fund, Huskers Radio Network Softball Analyst
- Chadron: 11:00 a.m. MT Country Kitchen Restaurant (1250 West 10th Street)
- Valentine: 4 p.m. CT Bolo Brewing Company (420 East 1st Street)
- Coaches / staff: Assistant Football Coach Tony Tuioti, Associate Head Coach in Volleyball Tyler Hildebrand, Director of Performance Nutrition Dave Ellis
- Master of Ceremonies: Jessica Coody, Huskers Radio Network
- Ogallala: 11:00 a.m. MT Open Range Grill (1108 North Spruce Street)
- Imperial: 3 p.m. Caves MT Broken Arrow (73892 332 Avenue)
- Coaches / staff: Football Offensive Coordinator Matt Lubick, Special Assistant to Head Men’s Basketball Coach Doc Sadler, Garrett Klassy, Senior Assistant Sports Director
- Master of Ceremonies: Garrettassy; Joe Petsick, Assistant Professor of Management Practice, UNL College of Business
- North Platte: 11:30 a.m. CT North Platte Community College Gymnasium (601 W. State Farm Road)
- Kearney: 2:30 p.m. CT Younes Conference Center South (416 West Talmadge Road)
- Coaches / staff: Head Football Coach Scott Frost, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Nate Loenser, Senior Assistant Director of Developmental Sports Ben Murray
- Master of Ceremonies: Greg Sharpe, Huskers Radio Network Football and Play-by-Play Baseball
- Columbus: Noon CT Frankfort Square (13th Street and 26th Avenue)
- David City: 4 p.m. CT Butler County Fair Grounds (62 L Street)
- Coaches / staff: Head Women’s Basketball Coach Amy Williams, Defensive Football Coordinator Erik Chinander, Assistant Football Coach Mario Verduzco
- Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Griesch, Women’s Basketball Analyst for Sports Communications / Huskers Radio Network
- Big Island: Noon CT Bosselman Conference Center (700 East Stolley Park Road)
- Hastings: 4 p.m. CT Lochland Country Club (601 West Lochland Road)
- Coaches / staff: Men’s Basketball Head Coach Fred Hoiberg, Assistant Football Coach Travis Fisher, Senior Assistant Sports Director John Johnson
- Master of Ceremonies: Kent Pavelka, Huskers Radio Network Play-by-Play Men’s Basketball
- Norfolk: Noon CT Midtown Events Center (1102 Riverside Boulevard)
- Frémont: 4 p.m. CT Christensen Field Auditorium (1914 Christensen Field Road)
- Coaches / staff: Assistant Football Coach Greg Austin, Assistant Football Coach Mike Dawson, Assistant Athletic Director for Football Matt Davison, Head Bowling Coach Paul Klempa
- Master of Ceremonies: Matt Davison, Huskers Radio Network Football Analyst
- Lexington: Midi CT The Nautical Rose at Johnson Lake (2 Lakeview Acres Drive, # 13)
- Holdrege: 4:00 p.m. CT JB Sport’s Bar and Grill (302 East Avenue)
- Coaches / staff: Assistant Football Coach Sean Beckton, Director of Men’s Basketball Player Development Buzzy Caruthers
- Master of Ceremonies: Brenden Stai, Huskers Athletic Fund / Huskers Radio Network
- City of Loup: Noon CT Loup City Community Center (803 O Street)
- Broken bow: 4:30 p.m. CT Kinkaider Brewing (43860 Paulsen Road)
- Coaches / staff: Assistant Football Coach Ryan Held, Senior Offensive Analyst Ron Brown
- Master of Ceremonies: Keith Zimmer, Senior Associate AD / Life Skills
- Therefore. City of Sioux: Noon CT Covington Links Golf Course (497 Golf Road)
- West Point: 3 p.m. CT West Point High School (1200 E Washington Street)
- Coaches / staff: Assistant Football Coach Barrett Ruud, Associate Women’s Basketball Head Coach Chuck Love, Baseball Head Coach Will Bolt
- Master of Ceremonies: Derek Engelbart, Deputy Managing Director of Huskers Athletic Partners
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