Iowa will be lucky to finish top 5 this season. I cant remember a coach getting an extension before what is fulled expected to be the worst year of their tenure and possible the lowest team finish in a very long time. This is school acceptance that the landscape has changed dramatically and Iowa won’t be the premiere team in the future. The Hawkeye fans are sure to be calling for Brands head during this coming season but at least the AD and administration knows that there isn’t anyone available that would do a better job.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has received a three-year contract extension, and the UI Athletics Department announced Friday it will begin exploring possibilities for a new wrestling training center. Both announcements were made by University of Iowa Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair Gary Barta.
Brands, who has won three NCAA team titles and coached 10 national champions since taking over the program in 2006, is now under contract through 2022-23.
“Tom embraces the challenges and responsibilities associated with leading the Iowa wrestling program,” Barta said. “He is committed to our philosophy of ‘Win, Graduate, Do It Right.’ There is tremendous momentum behind our wrestling program and I’m excited about the future.”