The Sandhills Global Youth Complex ( has announced the hiring of its inaugural complex director, Joe Fagler, and a 10-year agreement with the University of Nebraska for a practice field for NU baseball and softball.

In his position, Fagler oversees all complex operations including facility scheduling of local, regional and national tournaments, local youth programming and complex marketing. Fagler began his new role as complex director for the Sandhills Global Youth Complex on July 17.

“Joe was selected from an extensive pool of very qualified candidates. His lifelong love and engagement with baseball began with his involvement with the Babe Ruth Baseball League in 1992 here in Lincoln,” says Charlie Colon, Board Chair for the Sandhills Global Youth Complex.

“He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University after being a four-year member of the NWU baseball team and has held numerous youth coaching positions throughout the city. We couldn’t be more excited to have Joe as our complex director,” Colon adds.

The non-profit Sandhill’s Global Youth Complex is a seven field all turfed complex that will host local, regional and national baseball and softball tournaments; home to Nebraska Wesleyan University’s baseball and softball teams; provide local youth baseball and softball instruction and programming; and be home to Homer’s Heroes a division of Lincoln Youth Baseball for boys and girls with physical or intellectual disabilities. To learn more, visit