Lincoln – Nebraska men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Wednesday that Michael Bania and Padyn Borders will join the Husker basketball staff as graduate managers for the 2022-23 season. Both Bania and Borders served as student managers and will join Kennan Holdman, who begins his second season on the staff, as the Huskers’ three graduate managers for the upcoming season.
Borders, a Broken Bow, Neb., native, served as one of the Huskers’ team managers for the 2021-22 season, where he helped in day-to-day operations of the program. Borders played collegiately at both Central Community College and Peru State before transferring to Nebraska for his final two years of college. At Peru State, he was a Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete in 2020. Borders graduated from Nebraska with a degree in business administration this May.
Bania has been a student manager in the Husker program for the last four year for coaches Fred Hoiberg and Tim Miles. Bania served as the head student manager for the last two seasons, overseeing nearly a dozen managers during both practices and games. He helped in daily operation of practices and a variety of office functions. The Issaquah, Wash., native received his degree in mathematics from Nebraska in May.