August 19, 2014
RENO, Nev. - Gary Powers has decided to retire as the head coach of the Wolf Pack baseball team.
Powers had a 937-762-5 record in 31 seasons at Nevada. His 937 wins rank 21st among active NCAA Division I coaches.
He was the longest-tenured head coach in the history of the school,
producing17 All-Americans, 146 all-conference players and six conference players of the year. He also saw 79 of his players drafted by Major League Baseball.
He led the program to the NCAA Regionals four times (1994, 1997, 1999 and 2000.) He was named the Conference Coach of the Year three times in the Big West and once earned the WAC Co-Coach of the Year honor.
Powers helped Nevada win a share of the WAC regular season title last year; their final season in the conference.
The Wolf Pack finished the year 25-32 overall this season. They were eliminated by Fresno State on Friday at the Mountain West Conference tournament.