Bob Gates

Bob Gates won 464 games during his 23 seasons as the UNO baseball coach.

Bob Gates, who was the UNO baseball coach for 23 seasons, died Tuesday. He was 92.

A member of the UNO Athletic Hall of Fame, Gates led the Mavericks' baseball program from 1976-99. He won two North Central Conference championships and made two NCAA tournament appearances. Gates ranks second in school history with 464 victories.

Details regarding funeral and memorial services will be announced at a later date.

"We are deeply saddened with the recent passing of Bob Gates," UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts said in a press release. "Coach Gates was one of the of the most respected high school and college coaches in the state of Nebraska, and his vast contributions have had a profound impact in shaping the rich history of UNO Athletics and the Maverick baseball program."

A graduate of Omaha Holy Name High School, Gates served in the Navy during World War II before attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he played baseball and basketball before graduating in 1950.

He then returned to his high school alma mater to coach basketball, baseball and football until 1961, leading the school to six state championships. Gates is a member of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.

He then served as an assistant coach in baseball and basketball for the Huskers from 1961-66.

He later served as athletic director and head coach for basketball and baseball at Pershing College in Beatrice until he took over at UNO in 1976. Gates retired from coaching in 1999.

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